Newsletter

Electronic copies of our ImmNuz newsletter for Health Professionals

  • Immunisation against varicella-zoster virus
  • Vaccines are medicines
  • The New Zealand influenza Symposium on 12 November 2014
  • Frequently asked questions about RotaTeq
  • Well Child/Tamariki Ora Week 2015, and
  • A thankfully rare situation that gives Masterton Medical and the New Zealand Fire Service a place on the Immunisation Roll of Honour

2014

  • This issue is dedicated to the 2014 National Immunisation Schedule changes.
  • National Immunisation Schedule from 1 July 2014
  • 2014 influenza immunisation campaign
  • Using the Influvac syringe
  • The new Well Child/Tamariki Ora Atlas
  • Immunisation Awareness Week 2014, and
  • Upcoming Professional Development days Wellington and Auckland

Erratum:

In the section RotaTeq® catch-up for babies born 19 March to 19 May 2014 an error occurred in the last date babies born 25–31 March had to receive their first RotaTeq® dose.

The sentence should read:

  • Babies born 25–31 March only have 1–13 July to receive their first RotaTeq® dose.
  • Don't assume you're immune to meningococcal disease campaign
  • National Children's Day and Well Child/Tamariki Ora Week 2014
  • Immunisation Awareness Week 2014
  • Timing of BCG and Schedule immunisations
  • Vaccine administration
  • The expanding evidence of Gardasil safety

2013

  • Immunisation during pregnancy
  • Capturing Tdap (Boostrix®) information within the NIR
  • Don't Assume You're Immune
  • Vaccinator education
  • Early administration of vaccines
  • MMR administration errors
  • Well Child/Tamariki Ora Week 2014
  • New and updated resources
  • World Immunisation Awareness Week 2013 – A pictorial from practices joining the Immunisation Roll of Honour for their efforts.
  • Hepatitis B catch-up vaccination.
  • WellChild/Tamariki Ora – Maternal health, safe pregnancies, WellChild checks, immunisation, and key messages for the prevention of sudden unexplained death in infancy (SUDI/cot death).
  • Recommendations to enhance General Practice to improve access of tamariki to immunisation  – A new report by Tim Corbett.
  • Cold chain alert! This feature article is essential reading for all immunisation providers so please share it with all staff involved in immunisation.
  • Details for the 8th National Immunisation Workshop & Conference.
  • A farewell to two of our 0800 IMMUNE Immunisation Advisors.
  • How to manage requests for tetanus-only vaccine.
  • A  précis of the Immunisation Health Report.
  • An invitation to have your say through 'Diplomatic Immunity', a new Sciblog by Dr Helen Petousis-Harris.
  • World Immunisation Week 2013
  • Pregnant women can have free Boostrix®
  • Professional Development Days in Auckland and Wellington
  • 2013 National Immunisation Workshop & Conference
  • The End of Polio campaign
  • Gardasil® eligibility
  • Contraindications and precautions for immunisation
  • 2013 National Immunisation Workshop & Conference
  • National Children’s Day & WellChild Tamariki Ora Week 2013
  • Injection technique does matter
  • Tdap immunisation and pregnancy
  • Immunisation for breastfeeding women
  • Timing of BCG and other immunisations
  • Catching up infant immunisations

2012

  • Announcing the 2013 National Immunisation Workshop & Conference
  • Report on the National Immunisation Workshop 2012
  • Newborn Pre-enrolment Toolkit
  • National Guidelines for Vaccine Storage and Distribution 2012
  • Annual Cold Chain Management Guide
  • TagAlert® monitor cards
  • Choice of vaccination site for toddlers
  • Babies born to hepatitis B positive women
  • Tetanus-prone wounds: When to give TIG
  • Immunisation eligibility extended
  • Packaging changes: Synflorix® & Infanrix®-IPV
     

 

  •  Australian PHAA conference
  • Additional DHB funded vaccination programmes
  • Pharmac – the new vaccine purchaser
  • ImmNuZ survey update
  • Egg allergy & MMR – immunise at the practice
  • Eligibility – High-risk Pneumococcal Programme
  • More on non-funded vaccines
  • Pertussis perspectives - three new videos about pertussis
     

 

  • Meningococcal A,C,Y,W-135 conjugate vaccine (Menactra®) available in New Zealand
  • Pharmacist vaccinators authorised to administer influenza vaccine
  • Choosing the correct brand of flu vaccine for children
  • Immunisation and pregnancy
  • New TagAlert® monitors for National Cold Chain Audit
  • Herpes zoster/shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) available in New Zealand
  • Immunisation Week 2012
  • Survey What changes would you like for ImmNuZ? - return your survey and be in to WIN one of two $50 vouchers 
     

 

  • A new look IMAC website
  • Change to District Immunisation Facilitator service
  • Immunisation week 2012
  • HPV vaccine eligibility
  • Influenza vaccine: Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine doses
  • Change to spacing of Td and Tdap vaccine administration
  • Improving coverage: The next step
     

 

2011

  • The 7th New Zealand Immunisation Conference and National Immunisation Workshop - Highlights
  • Use of paracetamol after immunisation
  • Meningococcal vaccines
  • Institute of Medicine report - Adverse Effects of Vaccines
  • Best practice at the practice - Research update
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation programme update
  • Varicella vaccine - One dose or two?
  • Eligibility for funded Tdap (Boostrix®)
  • Post-exposure immunisation prophylaxis
  • Guidelines for the early delivery of vaccines (prior to the date they are due)
  • Guidelines for the use of vaccines/diluents that have expired
  • Best practice at the practice - Research update
  • Auckland measles outbreak
  • New look Immnuz- Tell us what you think!
  • Immunisation Schedule changes for 2011
  • Pre/post splenectomy immunisation
  • Measles in Auckland
  • High Risk Pnemococcal Immunisation Programme
  • Influenza season 2011
  • MMR and Wakefield - The final chapter?
  • New vaccine technologies - A report from the 9th Canadian Immunization Conference
  • Evidence that Gardsasil® reduces genital wart rates

2010

  • 2010 influenza season - One to remember
  • 2011 Immunisation Schedule
  • Spacing of vaccines
  • Breastfeeding and vaccination
  • Best practice - Informed decision making
  • Active safety surveillance of influenza vaccines
  • Private purchase of non-funded vaccines
  • Profile of an outreach immunisation service
  • Celebrating 60 issues
  • IMAC website internationally recognised
  • Adult pertussis vaccination
  • Latest research - On-time vaccine receipt in the first year does not adversely affect neuropsychological outcomes
  • Latest research - Breastfeeding and risk of fever after immunization
  • Latest research - Parental vaccine safety concerns in 2009
  • Influenza vaccine for children
  • New series - Improving coverage
  • Authorised non-medical vaccinators can now claim immunisation benefit
  • Immunisation coverage - Focus on timeliness
  • Tetanus boosters in adults
  • Pre/post Splenectomy Immunisation Programme
  • Latest research - Importance of background rates of disease in assessment of vaccine safety during mass immunisation with pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccines
  • Contaminated Rotarix® vaccine
  • Latest research - Critical illness due to 2009 A/H1N1 influenza in pregnancy and post partum women: population based cohort study
  • New Zealand Hepatitis Foundation
  • Influenza immunisation
  • Be alert for those only partially immunised against tetanus
  • Latest Research - Reduce the use of paracetamol post-immunisation
  • National Immunisation Conference 2009 - Highlights
  • HPV vaccination and breast cancer
  • Sharing best practice - Nine tips to improving immunisation coverage in Mäori populations
  • BCG eligibility changes

2009

  • Measles
  • Safe disposal of sharps
  • Correction in Ministry of Health "Childhood Immunisation" booklet
  • BCG eligibility
  • Latest research - Post-licensure safety surveillance for quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine
  • Latest research - Parental refusal of pertussis vaccination is associated with an increased risk of pertussis infection in children
  • Miserable measles
  • Persistent pertussis 
  • Latest research - Breastfeeding for pain relief
  • Changes to wording on Gardasil® warnings and precautions
  • Influenza vaccination for children
  • M-M-R® II and Prevenar® - New packaging  
  • Rotavirus vaccination
  • Pertussis on the rise again
  • Varicella vaccine can be given with other vaccines
  • Gardasil® vaccine schedules
  • "Swine flu" and seasonal influenza immunisation
  • Talking tetanus with parents
  • Latest research - Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can prevent pre-stages of cervical cancer and pre-term birth
  • Influenza vaccine 2009
  • Latest research - Conjugate pneumococcal vaccine (Prevenar®) having great result
  • Latest research - Vaccination of yeast sensitive individuals with Gardasil®

2008

  • Communicating with adolescents about human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Vaccination of yeast sensitive individuals with Gardasil®
  • Ministry of Health HPV resources
  • Hepatitis B serology at 5 months for babies of hepatitis B positive mothers
  • Influenza 2009
  • Latest research - Vaccine injection technique and reactogenicity-evidence for practice
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunisation Programme
  • Duration of protection after immunisation
  • Pertussis immunisation for healthcare personnel
  • Dr Paul Offit's New Zealand speaking tour - Highlights
  • Latest research - Determining immunisation coverage rates in primary healthcare practices: A simple goal but a complex task 
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunisation Programme
  • Cessation of MeNZB™ Immunisation Programme
  • Hepatitis Conference 2008 - Highlights
  • Latest research - Absence of an increase in cardiorespiratory events after diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis immunization in preterm infants: A randomized, multicenter study
  • Recommended reading - Parents and nurses during the immunization of children - where is the power? A conversation analysis
  • Influenza 2008
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine concerns addressed
  • Latest research - Invasive pneumococcal disease in New Zealand 1998-2005: Capsular serotypes and antimicrobial resistance

2007

  • 2008 Immunisation Schedule
  • Eligibility for MeNZB™ for children older than five years of age
  • Northland Baby Bib focuses on timeliness
  • National Immunisation Conference 2007 - Highlights
  • Who vaccinates when the regulars are on holiday?
  • Latest research - Post marketing safety monitoring of a new group B meningococcal vaccine in New Zealand, 2004-2006
  • Latest research - Immunization in the print media: Perspectives presented by the press

 

  • MeNZB™ safety monitoring
  • Influenza season 2007
  • Latest research - Pain reduction during pediatric immunizations: Evidence-based review and recommendations
  • Recommended reading - A prospective study of the effectiveness of the New Zealand meningococcal B vaccine
  • Recommended reading - Hospitalisations due to pertussis in New Zealand in the pre-immunisation and mass immunisation eras
  • Influenza 2007
  • National cold chain audit
  • Future vaccines - pneumococcal conjugate, human papillomavirus, measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV), rotavirus
  • Latest research - Prophylaxis with acetaminophen or ibuprofen for prevention of local reactions to the fifth diphtheria-tetanus toxoids-acellular pertussis vaccination: A randomized, controlled trial
  • Latest research - Childhood vaccination and nontargeted infectious disease hospitalization

 

2006

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome and immunisation
  • Impact of Norwegian TV vaccines programme on confidence in the MeNZB™ vaccine
  • The Lakes DHB MeNZB™ Youth Flying Squad (aka The Needle Birds)
  • Latest reseach - New Zealand strain meningococcal serogroup B outer membrane vesicle vaccine safety and immunogenicity in healthy infants aged 6-10 weeks
  • Cervical cancer control - Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines
  • Administering multiple injections at one visit
  • Influenza season 2006
  • MeNZB™ vaccine effectiveness
  • Tetanus vaccines - Which vaccine and for whom?
  • Latest research - What maintains parental support for vaccination when challenged by anti-vaccination messages? A qualitative study
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • Thiomersal and autism revisited
  • Influenza immunisation popular in 2006
  • Latest research - Do recommended high-risk adults benefit from a first influenza vaccination?
  • Evolution of the pertussis vaccine schedule - The last 25 years
  • Pandemic influenza vaccine
  • Seasonal influenza 2006
  • Latest research - Optimal technique for intramuscular injection of infants and toddlers: A randomised trial

2005

There are no results.