0800 Immune

0800 466 863

Click on this link to Brief information about the 2020 Influenza Immunisation Programme to visit our Hot Topic.

Have questions about the influenza vaccine in relation to COVID-19 infection?

We have answered the more common questions in this fact sheet:

 Q & A COVID-19 and influenza immunisation

If you're eligible, get your free flu shot now

We're very pleased to see influenza vaccine being made available early this year. Please click here to visit the Fight Flu website for information about eligibility and pharmacy vaccination.

Position available at IMAC

 Immunisation Education Facilitator/0800 Nurse Advisor Central Region (Wellington based)

We are seeking an experienced New Zealand registered nurse who is an authorised vaccinator and has practical experience of working with health professionals in immunisation and /or child health. Experience in education, including online education, Well Child service delivery and/or telehealth would be an advantage.

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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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