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Inequities Increase In Vaccination Of Pregnant Women

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 4:27 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Recent research adds to alarm bells that pregnant people are not getting vaccinated in big enough numbers. Pregnancy puts you at greater risk of disease making vaccination even more important for both you and your baby. COVID has reminded us time and time ... More >>

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Dosage Spacing To Increase

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 10:57 am | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Today the Government announced the COVID-19 vaccination rollout will be adjusted to increase spacing first and second vaccine doses. Bookings will now be at least six weeks apart rather than starting from 21 days. Immunisation Advisory Centre Medical ... More >>

If You’re Eligible, Get Your Free Flu Shot Now

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 9:26 am | Immunisation Advisory Centre

  The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) says it’s great the influenza “flu” vaccine is available early. New Zealanders at highest risk of complications from influenza, and those in contact with high risk people, particularly healthcare ... More >>

Acknowledging the significant contribution of nurses

Friday, 12 May 2017, 9:16 am | Immunisation Advisory Centre

May 12th is International Nurses Day. The Immunisation Advisory Centre wants to take this opportunity to acknowledge the significant contribution that nurses from all walks of life make to both patients and our communities, and thank them for all their ... More >>

Don’t let flu spoil your holidays

Friday, 22 April 2016, 1:09 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Kiwis with ongoing medical conditions like asthma, diabetes or respiratory problems should make sure they get an influenza vaccination before they head off for their holidays, says Dr Helen Petousis-Harris director of immunisation research at the ... More >>

Vaccines aren’t the problem

Friday, 13 November 2015, 4:50 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Recently TV3’s 3D programme produced a piece about the plight of a group of young New Zealand women. They were all stricken by debilitating medical conditions which would be best characterised as the symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome ... More >>

IAC response to GANZ press release

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 3:01 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

We were disappointed to see more misinformation being spread about the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. The GANZ press release perpetuates a number of misconceptions and inaccuracies that only serve to hinder people making evidence-based informed decisions on vaccination. More >>

Immunisation Week 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015, 11:46 am | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Last week hundreds of people in South Auckland were potentially exposed to one of the world’s most contagious diseases. A disease that remains in the air two hours after an infected person has left the room. A disease that in 2013 killed 145,700 ... More >>

Immunising pregnant mums protects babies from whooping cough

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 9:55 am | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Whooping cough remains an all too common preventable disease in New Zealand and epidemics continue to occur. Fully immunised infants get their best protection by the age of 6 months, leaving a wide window of opportunity to catching this nasty disease in ... More >>

Immunisation Week – get the basics right

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 11:49 am | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Over the last two years New Zealand has marked International Immunisation Week, and this year we focus on getting the basics right. Dr Nikki Turner, Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre says: More >>

Immunisation coverage up - NZ falling behind in vaccine use

Monday, 9 September 2013, 1:25 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

New Zealand is now among the best in the world in reducing equity gaps in immunisation coverage, reports the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) as it heralds the 8th New Zealand National Immunisation Conference to be held in Auckland this week from September ... More >>

Immunisation Week 2013: A time for celebration

Friday, 19 April 2013, 3:46 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Despite the on-going whooping cough outbreak, New Zealand is experiencing great successes in immunisation, reports the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) as World Immunisation Week starts on April 22. More >>

Response to 'No Forced Vaccines' press release

Monday, 13 June 2011, 2:25 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

‘No Forced Vaccines’ media release (Friday, 10 June 2011) perpetuates a number of anti-vaccination myths, potentially putting more children’s lives at risk and increasing the burden on our already stretched health system. More >>

Keeping children safe from whooping cough

Friday, 18 December 2009, 4:24 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

This is a friendly reminder for all those involved in personalised late night present delivery, and/or tooth transfer from under pillows. New Zealand is currently experiencing a significant increase in the number of children with Whooping Cough (Pertussis). ... More >>

New Zealand Children at High Risk of Measles

Friday, 31 July 2009, 5:35 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Low immunisation rates in New Zealand mean that many New Zealand children under 5 are at risk of catching the highly infectious illness, measles. Our immunisation rates are amongst the lowest for any developed country, according to Dr Nikki Turner ... More >>

IMAC supports cessation of MeNZB™ immunisation

Monday, 14 April 2008, 11:51 am | Immunisation Advisory Centre

The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) supports today’s announcement by the Minister of Health that the MeNZB™ immunisation programme would cease. Dr Nikki Turner, Clinical Director of IMAC, says that it is appropriate to now cease immunising children ... More >>

Pneumococcal Vaccination Funding Welcomed

Wednesday, 9 May 2007, 3:43 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

The Immunisation Advisory Centre is very pleased the important vaccine against pneumococcal disease is finally to be included in New Zealand’s free childhood vaccines. Each year there are around 150 cases of pneumococcal meningitis and septicaemia (blood ... More >>

New Vaccine Cannot Come soon Enough

Monday, 26 March 2007, 4:58 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

A frightening range of diseases that hospitalises hundreds of New Zealand children each year can be prevented by a simple vaccination. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is recommending that the pneumococcal vaccine is introduced into developing ... More >>

IMAC slams Norwegian documentary

Thursday, 2 November 2006, 4:37 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Doctors at the University of Auckland’s Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) are appalled by a Norwegian documentary that portrays the MeNZB vaccine as unproven and unsafe. More >>

Have we missed the MeNZB™ point?

Thursday, 26 October 2006, 1:29 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

We are now reaping the rewards of an incredibly successful public health programme, having gone from 200 cases of meningococcal disease per year to less than 40. More >>