In a media release today, PHARMAC announced it is seeking feedback on proposed changes for the National Immunisation Schedule 2017.
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 number of other changes to the currently listed vaccines including brand changes and a move to a 2-dose schedule for vaccination against rotavirus.
Details are available on the PHARMAC Proposal to amend listings in the National Immunisation Schedule webpage and in the Full consultation document and Annex A.
The consultation period closes at 5pm on 20 June 2016.