About the Immunisation Advisory Centre

Our vision

All communities in Aotearoa New Zealand are equitably protected from vaccine preventable diseases.

Our mission

  • Provide the health sector with expert advice and independent evidence-based information about vaccine-preventable diseases, best practice, benefits and risks of immunisation to enable equitable delivery of immunisation services across Aotearoa.
  • Support the growth and development of the immunisation workforce capability and capacity access to education, professional development, information and resources to support their work.
  • Deliver clinical and service coordination advice at a national and regional level, including management of significant events including cold chain failures, vaccine errors and outbreak/pandemic responses.
  • Undertake research to inform national and local policies about vaccine preventable diseases and behavioural practices that will support immunisation uptake.

Our values

  • Excellence: We leverage our clinical and technical expertise to champion the safe and high-quality delivery of immunisation services and inform immunisation policies and strategies.
  • Integrity and respect: We act with integrity and transparency. We embrace diversity and cultivate a culture of respect and appreciation.
  • Partnership: We engage in collaborative relationships to achieve common immunisation goals.
  • Service: We provide the health sector with education, mentorship, clinical and technical advice and champion national and international research.

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.

Our services

IMAC is committed to honouring the Te Tiriti principles, which underpin all of our mahi.

This means placing Te Tiriti at the forefront of design and delivery of our services and research.


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