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2020 Immunisation Schedule for health professionals

Click on the link above to visit our Hot Topic page for information and resources relating to the 2020 Schedule changes.

 Click on the Immunisation Handbook 2020 webpage link and save the page to your browser favourites.

         The Handbook is only available electronically from the Ministry of Health website.

Quick link to the PCV10 (Synflorix) vaccine schedules page

2020 National Immunisation Workshop - available to view

The sessions held on September 10 and 11 are available for viewing.

Click here to go to our presentations and webinars page

Next up on the IMAC webinar series: Social media and immunisation: a basic guide, 9 December 5:30 pm

Everyone will be aware of how social media has contributed to the sharing of false information about vaccines and immunisation. However, it is also an excellent place to share information with parents and whānau who do want accurate information to help with their decision-making process.  Join us on Wednesday, 9 December 2020 to hear about how around how immunisation is communicated in social media and how messages (both helpful and harmful) are shared. We’ll look at what makes viral content, the impact of influencers, and human decision-making behaviour and group mentality. Presented by:

  • Hannah Gentile, Health Communicator and Programme Strategist, Empowered Motherhood.
  • Theo Brandt, Information Manager, The Immunisation Advisory Centre.

There will be plenty of time allowed to answer any questions you might have about social media and immunisation.

Go to our webinar page for more information and a link to register

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

We provide New Zealanders with independent, factual 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 9am-4.30 pm, or contact us.

 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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