Pharmacist Immunisers – in the media!

Pharmacist immunisers are in the media – from April 2020 parents will be able to take their children aged between 10-16 to a pharmacy to get their influenza vaccine. In States other than Victoria, this might cost you more.

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 free dose of MMR vaccine may be given as early as 6 months of age.

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