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28 Jul 2016
The full PHARMAC notification of changes to the National Immunisation Schedule is available on the PHARMAC website www.pharmac.govt.nz under News/Notifications. The following details have been taken directly from page one of thePHARMAC notification: From 1 January 2017 Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Funded access will be widened to include...
30 May 2016
Consultation opened today with regard to: Including vaccination of boys in the HPV school vaccination program in the 2017 school year and widening access to HPV vaccination for females and males to the age of 26 years. Universal vaccination against chickenpox for all infants as a part of the childhood immunisation schedule, from 1 July 2017. A...
14 Mar 2016
Every GP practice in the country, and especially in Counties Manukau, will be familiar with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is well known as a leading cause of bronchiolitis. Kidz First has the highest admission rates for infants with lower respiratory tract infections in New Zealand, with RSV identified in over 40% of cases. RSV is also...
15 Feb 2016
The letter includes links to additional web material. If you are in contact with any school that has received the letter please advise them NOT TO SEND the letter onto families.  The following two resources may assist you respond to questions that arise from the content of the letter. Click on the relevant link below to view the:  Immunisation...
09 Nov 2015
A significant amount of scientific thought and research addressing concerns about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and/or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) has been undertaken internationally, which has demonstrated a lack of evidence that would associate these two syndromes or death with the vaccine. The science that was...