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The Australian Immunisation Handbook has recently been updated to reflect changes approved by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, on 20th September 2019. A summary of the updates is available at Updates. Note: Changes include updates to 19 chapters of the Handbook, and various administrative updates to improve the usability of the Handbook, including … Continued
For infants travelling to countries experiencing extensive measles transmission, a dose of vaccine may be given as early as 6 months of age. For further information, please refer to the updated Measles reference page which also includes a link to the Australian Academy of Science’s Measles Communication Materials.
The Australian Government in partnership with The Australian Academy of Science have launched a new campaign today to raise awareness about measles targeted at health professionals and consumers. The campaign materials focus on people most at risk of the disease, travellers and people born from 1966. Read more about it here: Australian Academy of Science’s … Continued
The cold chain is the system of transporting and storing vaccines within the temperature range of +2°C to +8°C from the place of manufacture to the point of administration. The optimal storage temperature for vaccines is +5°C. The Vaccine Storage Guidelines ‘Strive for 5’ provides information and advice for vaccine storage management for Australian immunisation … Continued