Influenza infections can occur at any time of year. MVEC strongly encourages influenza vaccination for everyone over 6-months of age in order to prevent disease.
Staying up to date with immunisations remains essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerning results from the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) National Child Health Poll, indicate that 1 in 5 children have had vaccinations delayed since March 2020. Families are encouraged to attend local providers for immunisations, noting that drive-through clinics are also available.
The Victorian DHHS Immunisation section and MVEC are excited to share the new “July 2020 National Immunisation Program changes” quiz which aims to check immunisation provider knowledge on the recent changes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
The region of Africa has been declared free of wild poliovirus meaning that there are only 2 countries worldwide who continue to see transmission of wild poliovirus.
Zostavax vaccine administration is contraindicated in patients with compromised immune function. MVEC encourages providers to review the Zostavax GP decision aid prior to vaccine administration.
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