Explores parents’ decisions and reasons for delaying the primary course of immunisations and tests messages to encourage and support parents to immunise their infants on time.
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Publications relating to immunisation in New Zealand.
Published 26 February 2013
Published 21 December 2012The Annual Cold Chain Management Guide and Record is a quality tool to support immunisation clinics cold chain management. The Guide aims to facilitate immunisation clinics to achieve and maintain Cold Chain Accreditation.
Published 08 October 2012In 2008, the Ministry launched the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunisation Programme across New Zealand. The Ministry commissioned Litmus Ltd to evaluate the implementation of the Programme to assess how well it achieved the Ministry’s short-term goals, objectives and implementation priorities.
Published 25 September 2012These guidelines are for providers to ensure that vaccines delivered within New Zealand have been stored correctly to maximise their effectiveness. These guidelines supercede the Vaccine Storage and Distribution National Standards 2002 and supplement the cold chain policy in the Immunisation Handbook 2011. The integrity of the cold chain is dependent not only on the equipment used, but also the people involved and the practices they undertake.
Published 09 August 2012Information for parents and others about how children and young people were affected by the measles outbreak in 2011.
Published 09 August 2012Information for parents and others about how children and young people with cancer were affected by the measles outbreak in 2011.
Published 30 October 2011The main objective of this study is to to assess the impact of a new vaccine (MeNZB). This report updates findings from earlier studies assessing the impact of the MeNZB vaccine by including data to the end of December 2008.
Published 02 May 2011The Immunisation Handbook 2011 provides clinical guidelines for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice. These guidelines are based on the best scientific evidence available at the time of publishing, from published and unpublished literature.
Published 02 March 2011This publication looks at how District Health Boards, general practices and their staff are working to achieve the Increased immunisation health target and discusses how the improved rates of immunisation are already contributing to significant improvements in the health of New Zealand children.
Published 02 March 2011Immunisation is one of the Government's six Health Targets, with the health sector seeking to have 95% of all New Zealand two-year-olds fully immunised by 2012.