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The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) invites you to our annual New Zealand Influenza and COVID-19 Symposium on 14 March 2024 in Auckland. 

The Symposium is an excellent opportunity to get the latest information on new vaccines, changes to the Influenza and COVID-19 programme, as well as updates on Long COVID and complex vaccination issues.  

It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with your colleagues working in immunisation. We'd love to see you there, either in-person or online.  


When: Thursday 14 March, 9am - 4pm, Auckland  

Where: Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport   


The Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the airport and is also on the Yellow Bus airport hotels route.  

Symposium content  

Our key note speaker is Associate Professor Hazel Clothier from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute ( 

Hazel is Lead Epidemiologist, Child Health Informatics and Surveillance Manager, Vaccine Signal Detection & Investigation, at SAEFVIC, Victoria’s Vaccine Safety Service. She will present from Melbourne, via Zoom, on vaccine safety ,in particular relating to COVID-19 vaccines.  

Other speakers will cover a range of topics including: 

·       Long COVID 

·       The 2023 and 2024 Influenza Immunisation Programmes 

·       The COVID-19 Vaccine Immunisation Programme 

·       Influenza and COVID-19 surveillance  

·       Case studies of several complex vaccination issues  

·       COVID-19and influenza vaccine development 

·       And more! 

A draft programme is available here

For all enquiries, please email


The symposium can be attended in person or viewed online via a Zoom webinar. 

Click here for in-person registration: $175 incl GST, which includes catering 

Online registration: $55 incl GST

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