Immunisation - Get the Facts

A new campaign has been launched by the Government to encourage parents to 'Get The Facts About Immunisation'.

We know parents want evidence based information to support decision making about childhood vaccinations, so we're making it easier to 'get the facts'.

You can find out more information about the campaign by visiting

Zostavax - GP decision aid

Zostavax® contains a live attenuated varicella-zoster virus, containing 14 times more virus than childhood varicella vaccines. Administration to people who are immunocompromised is associated with risk of disseminated disease from the vaccine virus. Our new GP decision aid be used to assist in the identification of patients who may be contraindicated for the shingles vaccine.

For further info including new resources, please refer to our MVEC:带状疱疹 页。