BCG vaccine update



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Australian Immunisation Handbook updates



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

Travelling to a measles endemic country?



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.

New immunisation reference page: Cold chain



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