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Breaking Down Barriers To Immunisation Is A Sector-wide Job

Wednesday, 12 April 2023, 6:41 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Loretta Roberts, National Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) responds to the Immunisation Taskforce report Initial Priorities for the National Immunisation Programme in Aotearoa (the report). The Immunisation Advisory Centre welcomes the ... More >>

Encouraging Hapu Mama And Young Children To Get Their Pertussis Vaccinations

Friday, 10 March 2023, 7:04 am | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Pertussis vaccinations free and so important for hapu mama and young children, says Nikki Turner, Medical Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre. "We need to be aware that coughing and sneezing may not just be a cold, or even COVID, but ... More >>

Expansion Of Access To MenB Vaccine Urgently Needed

Tuesday, 15 November 2022, 7:42 am | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Meningococcal B is a rare but very serious disease, causing death and serious long-term disabilities. Even when the disease is identified and treated early, one to two people out of every 10 may die. One to two people out of every 10 who survive meningococcal ... More >>

NZ Study Shows Value Of Vaccination During Pregnancy

Friday, 11 November 2022, 10:42 am | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Vaccination has been found to reduce preterm birth, low birth weight and stillbirth in a New Zealand study just published and promoted by the highly reputable Centre for Disease Control today. Dr Anna Howe, research expert for Immunisation Advisory ... More >>

WHO And UNICEF Raise Alarm On Drop In Childhood Immunisation, So Do We

Thursday, 21 July 2022, 3:57 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Child immunisations have dropped so far during COVID that the World Health Organisation and UNICEF are raising the alarm, as is the Immunisation Advisory Centre, IMAC. Internationally 25 million children have missed out on life saving vaccinations and here in New Zealand ... More >>

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 >>





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