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November 13, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified the thermostable rotavirus vaccine, Rotasil® manufactured by Serum Institute of India.

October 27, 2017

Please read this pdf for some minor packaging and insert changes to INFANRIX® HEXA.

October 16, 2017

The World Health Organization declared New Zealand to be measles and rubella free after 3 years without a case of either disease originating within New Zealand. Unfortunately, cases of  measles or rubella from contact with overseas travellers who have the disease and are able to spread it when they arrive in New Zealand continue to occur.

May 5, 2017

PHARMAC has decided to approve changes to the Pharmaceutical Schedule to enable funded influenza vaccine (flu vaccine) to be given to people 65 years and older, and pregnant women in community pharmacies.

January 9, 2017

This policy describes the requirements for an authorised vaccinator to receive BCG endorsement to administer BCG vaccine as part of an approved BCG immunisation programme.

November 21, 2016

In 2015, estimated global coverage for receipt of BCG, DTP (x3), polio (x3), and measles (x1) vaccinations by age 12 months was 84–86%.

September 29, 2016

The Region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles. This achievement culminates a 22-year effort involving mass vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella throughout the Americas.

July 28, 2016

PHARMAC has announced decisions related to the National Immunisation Schedule that will take effect from 1 January 2017 and 1 July 2017. More information will be provided about the change over to the new Schedule before the end of 2016.

March 14, 2016

Counties Manukau Health/Middlemore Clinical Trials is one of 19 centres in 6 countries taking part in a Phase III, randomised, observer-blind, placebo-controlled trial of an ante-natal RSV vaccine.

March 3, 2016

An HPV update presented by the NZ Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and NZ HPV Project, supported by the Immunisation Advisory Centre.

Last updated: Jul 2018