Vaccines and Vaccination

Vaccines help the immune system to recognise diseases, and fight them. Like any medication, vaccine safety has to proven before they can be used.


Detailed information about each vaccine provided on the New Zealand National Immunisation Schedule and other vaccines licensed but not publicly funded.

Vaccine safety

How vaccine safety is monitored, and all about Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI)

Efficacy and effectiveness

An explanation of how the success of vaccines can be measured, including the duration of vaccine protection.

Vaccine Development

Detailed information on the different types of vaccines, how they are made, and what they are made of.

Travel Vaccination

IMAC is unable provide vaccination advice for travellers however links to other websites that may be useful have been provided.