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Presentations and webinars

National Immunisation Schedule changes from July 1st 2020

Date:
10 June 2020
Description:

In July 2019 PHARMAC notified of changes to the National Immunisation Schedule (NIS) to come into effect on 1 July 2020. As this date approaches IMAC are pleased to present a webinar to highlight the changes, talk through what the NIS will look like and reminders re the meningococcal A,C,Y & W and zoster eligibility. The primary changes on 1 July are brands of vaccines switching over (as stock is used up) and the removal of the PCV10 at the 3 month immunisation event. Alongside this webinar IMAC will release an FAQs document on the 1 July changes for the immunisation providers. There are further changes to the timing of the NIS from 1 October, closer to the time there will more information available.

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Nikki Turner- Immunisation message 03042020

Date:
03 April 2020
Description:

Dr Nikki Turner gives a quick message on maintaining Influenza and National Schedule Immunisation programmes during the COVID-19 lockdown.

key documents attached.

Meningococcal webinar

Date:
25 November 2019
Description:

PHARMAC have announced a decision to widen access to funded meningococcal ACWY vaccine for young people aged 13 to 25 years inclusive in close living situation. These changes take effect from 1 December 2019.

This webinar gives a quick overview of meningococcal disease in NZ, the funded vaccine and recommendations around private Men B vaccine for the same group.

Meningococcal disease and vaccines: a NZ update

Date:
28 November 2018
Description:

Drs Nikki Turner and Emma Best provide an update on meningococcal disease in New Zealand. Topics include:
• Disease symptoms and outcomes
• Group and strain prevalence
• Vaccine types and recommendations

Click on the picture to the right to watch a recording of ther webinar

Immunisation information for midwives

Date:
19 April 2018
Description:

In this webinar we will focus on aspects of vaccines and vaccine preventable disease that are most relevant to midwives and their clients. Presenters: Lisbeth Alley: Regional Immunisation Advisor, the Immunisation Advisory Centre Helen Petousis-Harris: Academic Head, Immunisation Research and Vaccinology at the Immunisation Advisory Centre, Senior Lecturer in Vaccinology, University of Auckland Karen Upton: Community midwife, Newborn Enrolment Coordinator, Auckland DHB.

Art Reingold- on vaccine hesitancy

Date:
14 February 2018
Description:

Arthur Reingold is Professor and Head, Division of Epidemiology, and the Edward Penhoet Distinguished Chair of Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Emeritus at the Berkeley School of Public Health, University of California. In this public lecture Professor Reingold explored a wide-ranging discussion of topics and summarised aspects of the global experience in promoting immunisation and reducing or combatting “vaccine hesitancy.”

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Herpes zoster and the 2018 Influenza season

Date:
19 March 2018
Description:

This webinar covers information on herpes zoster disease and the vaccine used in the new programme, Also included is an overview of the 2018 influenza season, looking at new vaccine strains and changes to eligibility and target groups.

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Last updated: Nov 2018