We have recently reviewed and updated our BCG vaccine reference page.
$200 million in new health funding announced following a horror flu season.
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.
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 free dose of MMR vaccine may be given as early as 6 months of age.
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