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COVID-19 Education

Our 0800 service hours have changed. You can now call 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863) weekdays 8.30am-5pm, also Saturday for COVID advice 9am-1pm, or you can contact us by email. Messages will be responded to on the next working day. 

The Handbook is only available electronically from the Ministry of Health website, click on this link and save the page to your browser favourites.

New guidance is now available regarding spacing between COVID-19 vaccines and all other vaccines on the National Immunisation Schedule. Click here for more details.

The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) is a nationwide organisation based at The University of Auckland.

We provide New Zealand health professionals and health agencies with independent, evidence-based information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits and risks of immunisation. We also provide training for health professionals, national immunisation coordination and policy advice and research.

For questions about immunisation and vaccination-preventable diseases you can call us free on: 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863), weekdays 8.30am-5pm, also Saturday for COVID advice 9am-1pm, or you can contact us by email.

 This section provides some guidance around informed decisions and choosing sources of information.

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There are a number of diseases that, in most cases, can be prevented through protection from timely immunisation. 

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Vaccines help the immune system to recognise diseases, and fight them. Like any medication, vaccines are assessed and proven to be safe before they are approved for use.

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IMAC is committed to supporting the immunisation information and training needs of all health professionals.

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