IPOL is used for primary and booster vaccination of infants, children and adults to protect against infection with Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 polioviruses causing poliomyelitis.


Haemophillus influenzae type b (Hib)

Act-HIB™ is used for a booster vaccination at 15 months of age to protect against disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b. The vaccine is also used for vaccination of children aged 5 years of age and over and adults with some chronic medical conditions.

ADT™ Booster


ADT™ Booster is used for primary and booster vaccination of children 7 years of age and over and adults to protect against tetanus and diphtheria. An alternative vaccine called Boostrix®, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough), can be substituted for one, two or all three doses of the primary vaccinations in these age groups. Both ADT™ Booster and Boostrix® are licensed as booster vaccines. They are used for primary vaccination out of licensure as there is no alternative primary vaccination strength vaccine available in New Zealand for these age groups. When the vaccine is used for a primary vaccination course, use will be outside of current licensure. No safety concerns are expected with use in these circumstances.



Infanrix®-IPV is used for primary and booster vaccination of infants and children to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliomyelitis. Infanrix®-IPV can also be used for catch-up immunisation for children up to their 10th birthday.


Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Gardasil® protects against four types of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV types 6 and 11 cause anogenital warts and HPV types 16 and 18 cause precancerous lesions, mouth, throat, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile and anal cancers.

A short YouTube DVD, The Story of HPV (Human Papillomavirus), provides information for women, parents and caregivers, health workers and students planning to work in the health sector about the human papillomavirus, the Gardasil® vaccine that helps to protect against HPV, and the importance of cervical screening and practising safer sex in protecting women's health.

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