There is no scientific evidence that vaccines cause Kawasaki disease, however precautions with live vaccines need to be taken following an episode of Kawasaki disease treated with intravenous immunoglobulin. See our new MVEC: Kawasaki disease and vaccines reference page.
Samoa has been making headlines over the past month due to a significant measles outbreak. The recorded death toll has reached 72.
Families and pregnant women can access immunisation services at the Western Health Immunisation Service.
Presentations from our November CVU event are now available to download via our Events page.
NCIRS have published two new reports on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander immunisation and are hosting an upcoming webinar, Working Together to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Immunisation.
State of emergency declared in Samoa as the death toll from measles outbreak rises to 32
If you are G6PD deficient, prevention of infection is important. Read more about G6PD and vaccines on our new reference page.