Immunisation Handbook 2020

Published online: 
25 September 2020
Immunisation Handbook 2020

Last updated: 11 April 2023

The Immunisation Handbook 2020 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 These guidelines are based on the best scientific evidence available at the time of publication, from published and unpublished literature.

This is version 22 of the Immunisation Handbook 2020, released 11 April 2023.

Read the handbook

To read the Immunisation Handbook you can:

Refer to the Pharmaceutical Schedule (on the Pharmac website) for the number of funded doses, eligibility criteria and any subsequent changes to the funding decisions.

Changes to the handbook in 2020

All chapters have been updated and revised since the 2017 edition (2nd edition, 2018).

See the Introduction for more detail on changes to:

Individual chapters

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    25 September 2020
  • ISBN:
    978-1-99-002923-3 (online); 978-1-99-002924-0 (epub)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2020. Immunisation Handbook. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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