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Electronic copies of our ImmNuZ newsletter for health professionals

This issue of ImmNuZ includes information on:

  • The Influenza Immunisation Programme

    • Fluarix® Tetra stock

    • Refund for unused/expired funded influenza vaccine

  • FluTracking and how to join

  • MMR vaccine safety

  • The BCG Immunisation Programme

  • BCG vaccinator endorsement

  • From the phones

    • Serological testing for hepatitis B immunity

    • Gardasil®9 vaccine supply

      • Eligibility for individuals aged 27 years

      • Do we restart the course of HPV vaccines when doses have been delayed?

  • Cold chain matters

    • IMPORTANT MESSAGE Refrigerator battery backup & UPS systems

    • National Cold Chain Audit

    • Vaccine Storage and Transportation online course

2018

This issue of ImmNuZ includes information on:

  • Zostavax eligibility from 1 April 2018
  • Influenza Immunisation Programme 2018
  • From the phones
    • Gardasil 9 (HPV9) supply constraint
    • HBvaxPRO 5 mcg and 10 mcg are out of stock until 2019
      • Use of Engerix-B 20 mcg/mL for neonates, infants, children and adults
  • Immunisation Week – 30 April to 6 May 2018
  • Immunisation Handbook 2017 2nd Edition, now available on the Ministry of Health website www.health.govt.nz/publication/immunisation-handbook-2017
  • Cold chain matters
    • Unpacking vaccine orders
    • Influenza vaccine orders
    • Temporary storage or transportation of influenza vaccines
    • Protecting your pharmaceutical refrigerator

This issue of ImmNuZ includes information on:

  • Meningococcal disease and vaccination – IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
  • 2018 National Immunisation Workshop
    • 13 September 2018, Auckland
  • Well Child Symposia 2018/2019
    • 16 August 2018, Christchurch
    • November 2018, Midland
    • First half of 2019, Auckland and Central
  • From the phones
    • Evidence of immunity
      • Measles, mumps and rubella
      • Varicella
      • Hepatitis B
  • Cold chain matters
    • Data loggers
    • Vaccine ordering and stock management
    • Cold chain breaches
    • Community pharmacies and cold chain compliance

2017

This issue of ImmNuZ includes information on:

This issue of ImmNuZ is dedicated to the 2017 National Immunisation Schedule changes:

  • Immunisation Handbook 2017
  • Changes to funded Schedule vaccines from 1 July
    • Transition from RotaTeq to Rotarix
    • Transition from Act-HIB to Hiberix
    • Addition of Varilrix for healthy children
    • Transition from Prevenar 13 to Synflorix on the routine Schedule
      • Continuation of Prevenar 13 for eligible 'special groups'
    • Transition from M-M-R II to Priorix
  • Gardasil and Gardasil 9 Schedule change refresher

This issue of ImmNuZ includes information on:

  • Immunisation Schedule – transition to new vaccine brands
  • Resources
    • Free online 2017 Vaccine Storage and Transportation course coming soon
    • Immunisation Handbook 2017
    • IMAC fact sheets
  • From the phones …
    • Varilrix eligibility and administration
  • Improving immunisation coverage
  • Cold chain matters …
    • When the power goes out

This issue of ImmNuZ includes information on:

  • The Well Child Tamariki Ora Symposium 2017
  • Prevenar 13 for eligible high-risk ‘special groups’
  • Funded influenza immunisation continues to 31 December
  • More evidence of vaccine safety
  • From the phones …
    • Requests for early immunisation
    • Management of tetanus-prone wounds
    • Funded MMR catch-up for adults
  • Cold chain matters …
    • The National Cold Chain Audit
    • Receiving vaccines

This issue of ImmNuZ includes information on:

  • Cold chain matters
    • No break for the cold chain over summer
    • Protecting your pharmaceutical refrigerator
  • 2018 New Zealand Influenza Symposium
  • Pandemic influenza summer school
  • 2018 education courses
  • The pertussis outbreak
  • 0800 IMMUNE and ProPharma Christmas/New Year hours
  • From the phones
    • Priorix is given subcutaneously
    • Vaccines due at 15 months can be given early

2016

This issue of ImmNuZ includes:

  • Safe practice – vaccines are prescription medicines
  • Special report: Mortality and morbidity of pertussis in children and young people in New Zealand 2002–2014
  • Immunisation Week, 2–8 May2016
  • Influenza Immunisation Programme FAQs
  • Cold chain matters

This issue of ImmNuZ includes information on:

  • Maintaining the cold chain over the holiday season
  • The new, improved National Cold Chain Audit
  • 0800 IMMUNE Christmas/New Year hours
  • Education courses in 2017
  • HPV immunisation from 1 January 2017
  • Requests for early immunisation, and
  • Management of tetanus-prone wounds

This issue of ImmNuZ includes information on the:

  • HPV and chickenpox vaccine Schedule changes due in 2017
  • National Cold Chain Audit launch
  • New Zealand influenza Symposium 2016 (NZiS) on 2 November 2016
  • 2016 National Immunisation Workshop held on 8–9 September, and
  • Influenza and Tdap immunisation during pregnancy

This issue of ImmNuZ includes:

This issue of ImmNuZ includes:

  • Immunisation Handbook 2014 2nd Edition Available now
  • New Zealand influenza Symposium – 2 November 2016
  • Vaccinator Training Course – Flexible Learning
  • Online HPV Vaccination Module Free
  • Eligibility for pneumococcal vaccines – An update notice
  • From the phones
    • Funding/Eligibility for MMR vaccine
    • Immunisation records
    • Influenza Immunisation Programme end date
  • Subscribe to ImmNuZ and our Well Child/Tamariki Ora Newsletter
  • IMAC is now on Facebook and Twitter
  • Cold chain matters
    • Vaccine stock management
    • M-M-R® II diluent storage

This issue of ImmNuZ includes:

  • IMAC Professional Development Days Registrations close 29 April
  • IMAC Education Courses 2016
  • Immunisation Week 2-8 May
  • Avoid a vaccination error
  • Cold chain matters
    • Cold chain accreditation documents
    • Data loggers
    • Reporting a cold chain excursion
  • From the phones ...
    • Health professionals - please 'Press 1'
    • Influenza vaccine administration
    • Influenza Immunisation Programme resources
    • Cancer and asthma influenza vaccine eligibility

2015

This issue of ImmNuZ includes:

  • Cold chain doesn't take a break
  • ProPharma and 0800 IMMUNE Christmas/New Year hours
  • Early administration of vaccines
  • Management of tetanus-prone wounds
  • Minimum intervals between vaccine doses
  • Well Child Week 2016
  • A 2016 education update

Last updated: Jul 2018