Updates – Immunisation

Updates relating to immunisation in New Zealand.

2014

2 September 2014: Coverage Update, Enrolment of newborns, New immunisation resources, BCG vaccine, ADT vaccine shortage, Influenza, Four year old recalls (Word 312KB)

29 July 2014: Measles, Coverage update, Transition to Prevenar 13, Influenza, Error messages for MMR claims processing resolved (Word 189KB)

30 June 2014: Coverage update, Measles Update, Schedule Changes NIR/PMS changes, RotaTeq catch-up, Ordering the new vaccines, Errata in Immunisation Handbook 2014, New Resources, Changes to serology testing (Word 192KB)

5 June 2014: Target update, Rotavirus, Transition to Prevenar 13, Changes to targeted (high risk) programmes for special groups, Ordering the new vaccines, Immunisation Handbook 2014, Updated resources, NIR and PMS changes, Vaccinator Schedule Updates, Changes to serology testing, Seasonal influenza programme, Measles, Rheumatic fever campaign (Word 335KB)

5 May 2014: Reaching all children, Immunisation Handbook 2014, BCG vaccine shortage, recording influenza vaccine on the NIR update, measles update, Immunisation Schedule change, RotaTeq® catch-up, Newborn enrolment (Word 470KB)

7 April: National Immunisation Schedule Changes 2014, Rotavirus vaccine, Extended Access for High Risk Groups, Vaccinator Training, Immunisation Week, Measles, Influenza vaccine on the NIR, Managing Cold Chain Failures (Word, 230KB)

28 February: Immunisation targets, 2014 Seasonal Influenza Programme, Influenza on the NIR, Varicella vaccine shortage, Measles, Cold chain, Adverse events reporting, Pertussis update, Lead levels in face paint (Word, 186 KB)

31 January: Be alert to measles, Meningococcal Update, Seasonal Influenza Immunisation Programme, National Immunisation Schedule Changes, Pertussis Update (Word, 186 KB)


2013

29 November: Fax to GPs – OxyElite supplements, Newborn enrolment, Immunisation Week 2014, Changes to Immunisation Schedule, MERS-CoV, Pertussis and Meningococcal updates (PDF, 306 KB)

25 October: Fax to GPs – Possible link between OxyElite Pro and acute non-viral hepatitis, Catch-up immunisation for 16 and 17 year-olds, Reminder about immunisations for travellers, Pertussis (Whooping cough) Update, Meningococcal Disease Update, Electronic recording of Tdap information onto the NIR and In the Loop Revision (Word, 247 KB)

16 October: 2013 Workforce Influenza Immunisation Coverage Rates by District Health Board (Word, 116 KB)

26 September: Updates have been sent to GPs on Newborn enrolment with general practice, Pertussis, Meningococcal disease, Novel coronavirus Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) (Word, 233 KB)

23 August: Updates have been sent to GPs on Influenza A(H7N9) Notification, Vaccine Returns, Reimbursement and Rates; Claiming for children who are re-immunised following chemotherapy; Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Update; MERS-CoV Update; Infant formula recall

15 July: Fax to GPs – Influenza programme, Boostrix vaccine use during pregnancy, Pertussis surveillance, Enrolling newborn babies at birth and Requesting immunisation records from Australia (Word, 231 KB)

24 May:  –  Fax to GPs – Immunisation week. Influenza Immunisation Programme, Meningococcal Disease, Vaccinations for Travellers, IMAC Conference, Pharmaceutical vaccine refrigerators, Whooping Cough update (PDF, 132 KB)

18 Apr: Fax to GPs – Whooping cough update; Influenza programme update; Meningococcal disease; Infant immunisation audience research; Immunisation Week 2013 (PDF, 133 KB)

18 Apr: Latest national and DHB immunisation data published.

21 Mar: Fax to GPs – Eligibility changes to funded influenza vaccine – young children with respiratory illness, Co-administration of influenza vaccine and Pneumovax 23 (PDF, 73 KB)

11 Mar: Fax to GPs – Flu immunisation programme; Cold chain policy; Whooping cough; Infant immunisation programme; Assisted funding for patients; Newborn enrolment; New Zealand Immunisation Conference 2013; Childhood obesity survey (PDF, 285 KB)

1 Feb: Fax to GPs – Influenza Programme 2013, pertussis, vaccine package changes - Boostrix and Infanrix-IPV, E-learning update, childhood obesity survey, typhoid vaccine, primary vaccinations (PDF, 148 KB)

10 Jan: Fax to GPs – Immunisation e-learning tool (PDF, 128 KB)


2012

20 Dec: Fax to GPs – Free pertussis vaccination for pregnant women, 2013 flu programme, IMAC holiday hours (pdf, 75 KB)

10 Dec: Fax to GPs – Patient Precall, Pertussis Outbreak, Prescription Charges, Ordering, Prevenar 13, Cold Chain Management Guide, Year Seven and Eight Consent Forms, Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2012 (pdf, 31 KB)

20 Nov: 2012 Workforce Immunisation coverage rates by DHB (pdf, 176 KB)

5 Nov: Fax to GPs – Pertussis reminder and Boostrix update, Meningococcal disease update, Manual claim forms, Pneumococcal vaccine on NIR, Vaccine packaging change, Cold Chain Tag Alert monitors, Tdap/Td, Age eligibility (PDF, 139 KB)

1 Oct: Fax to GPs – Vaccine Storage, 2012 Health Target, Hajj Pilgrims, Newborn Enrolment tool kit, Flu Claims (PDF, 36.45 KB)

6 Sep: Fax to GPs – Meningococcal disease, Preliminary newborn enrolments, Whooping Cough Resources, Azithromycin advice, Measles, Influenza, Claim Form (PDF, 128 KB)

25 July: Fax Extension of 2012 Influenza Immunisation Programme, Health Target, Prevenar 13 eligibility, BCG Vaccine, Measles Update, Whooping Cough

25 June: Fax to GPs – BCG Recall, Immunisation Health Target, Pertussis immunisation and advice, Azithromycin dosage, Flu Update, Pharmac purchase of vaccines, Measles update (PDF, 121 KB)

31 May: Fax to GPs – Immunisation target; Immunisation week: Pertussis; Meningococcal Disease; Flu Programme; Act-HIB pack (PDF, 33 KB)

4 May: Fax to GPs – National Health Target – 95% of all two-year-old children will be fully immunised by 30 June 2012 (PDF, 116 KB)

20 Apr: Fax to GPs –  Immunisation Health Target, Immunisation Week, Pertussis, Meningococcal disease, Cold Chain, PVC, Influenza (PDF, 691 KB)

14 Feb: Fax to GPs – Pertussis recommendations, measles update, Infanrix hexa package change, 2012 Seasonal Influenza Immunisation Programme to start, Pneumovax 23 reminder, Menomune vaccine eligibility, flu vaccine order form (PDF, 1.4 MB)

30 Jan: Pharmacist vaccinators – Some pharmacists will be able to offer privately purchased influenza immunisations.

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