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Education office: 0800 882 873

COVID-19 Education

2021 National Immunisation Workshop on 18th & 19th November (new date)

This has now moved online, and registrations have been extended. click on the link above for more information.

 Vaccinating in general practice under alert levels 3 and 4 

 Vaccinating in Outreach under alert levels 3 and 4 

  • These documents provide guidance for practices and outreach services to continue delivering childhood immunisations and other scheduled vaccines during lockdown.

 Immunisation Handbook 2020

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

Removal of spacing requirements between COVID-19 vaccine and other Schedule vaccines

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 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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