About the Immunisation Advisory Centre

Our vision

All communities in Aotearoa to be protected from vaccine preventable diseases.

Our mission

To reduce vaccine preventable diseases equitably across all communities in Aotearoa by:

  • providing independent, evidence-based information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits and risks of immunisation to health workers, policy makers, media and New Zealanders.
  • providing education and communications to health workers supporting them to deliver an effective and equitable immunisation programme.

Our values

We work in partnership following the principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi as they apply to healthcare.

  • Tino rangatiratanga
  • Equity
  • Active protection
  • Options
  • Partnership

We champion and use the latest scientific research, evidence-based approaches, and successful innovations to best inform immunisation policy, standards and service delivery

We advocate for immunisation services to be incorporated in preventative healthcare, across health, education and social services sectors.

We foster collaboration with stakeholders to meet challenges and achieve common goals in immunisation.


We are a nationwide organisation with a head office based in the School of Population Health at The University of Auckland. We have staff around the country.

The Immunisation Advisory Centre was formed in 1997.


Read about our beginnings back in 1997 up to 2022, our 25th anniversary.

Our team

Visit our team page to find out more about us.

Meet our team