Useful resources for the 1 October 2020 Schedule changes
Immunisation Handbook 2020 on the Ministry of Health website, there are no printed copies available.
Immunisation Update, corrected 29 September 2020 from the Ministry of Health.
This webinar covered:
- The new 12 month immunisation event
- PCV programme tweaks
- Vaccine brand changes
- New edition of the Immunisation Handbook
- National Measles Campaign
Provides an overview of the:
- National Immunisation Schedule from 1 October, including the addition of 12-months immunisation event, use of tetanus-containing vaccines from 7 years throughout adulthood, PCV vaccine schedules and PCV and HPV9 catch-up immunisation, and vaccine brand changes.
- Change in the preferred administration of MMR, varicella and zoster vaccines to the intramuscular (IM) route and selection of injection sites to administer the 12-months and 15-months immunisations, and a summary of changes to emergency equipment, adrenaline doses and resuscitation training requirements.
Provides background information for the changes to the Immunisation Schedule, preferred IM route for MMR, varicella and zoster vaccines, and emergency equipment, adrenaline doses and resuscitation training requirements.
Answers some anticipated questions around administration of multiple vaccines by the IM route at 12 months and 15 months of age, flexibility with administration of Schedule vaccines prior to their due date, and PMS (patient management system) related questions.
- The Medtech PMS will be updated on 21 November to reflect the 1 October Schedule changes
- Medtech have also provided pdf versions of information on query building in the interim:
National Immunisation Schedule from 1 October 2020 (A4 Schedule card)
Has the National Immunisation Schedule from 1 October 2020 on page 1 and a guide to funded vaccines for special groups on page 2.
Clarifies PCV10 vaccine schedules during the transition between a 3+1 dose schedule to a 2+1 dose schedule.
Three in a row for best protection (A4 poster)
Provides a visual guide for the administration of three vaccines by the IM route at 15 months of age.
This chart describes the key features and management of anaphylaxis in general practice, immunisation clinics and outreach immunisation settings and includes the recommended adrenaline doses for infants, children, adolescents and adults.
This chart describes the key features and management of anaphylaxis in pharmacies and includes the recommended adrenaline for adolescents aged 13 years or older and adults.
General resources updated for use from 1 October 2020
- Comparison of possible disease complications and vaccine responses
- Early administration of vaccines
- Funded vaccines for special groups from 1 October 2020
- Guidelines for the management of tetanus prone wounds
- Quick answers to frequent Tdap questions
- Vaccine ingredients
Updated Ministry of Health resources to support the Schedule changes are available from HealthEd (www.healthed.govt.nz)
For Well Child books not already carrying the current immunisation schedule effective from 1 October 2020.
Also available in Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Hindi, Samoan, Tongan
Useful resources from the 1 July Schedule changes
Shows Schedule changes from 1 July 2020 on page 1 and Schedule changes from 1 October 2020 on page 2
National Immunisation Schedule changes 2020 – July 2020
Briefly explains the Schedule changes in 2020 and provides answers to frequently asked questions about the changes