Seasonal influenza vaccination update: 2017

Immunisation against influenza has begun for the 2017 season....

March 2017

Access to HPV vaccine widened

The human papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccine reduces the incidence...

November 2016

Influenza Update 2016

Immunisation against influenza has begun for the 2016 season....

April 2016

Travel consultation essentials: for departures and arrivals

Travel consultations involve assessing the risks that may occur...

December 2015

An HPV update: vaccination coverage needs to be improved

Vaccination against human papillomaviruses (HPV) is fully subsidised...

October 2015

News Update: Pertussis vaccine now subsidised for all pregnant women

Changes to the funding criteria for diphtheria, tetanus and...

August 2015

Prevention is better than cure: five tips for keeping older people healthy and out of hospital during winter

With winter upon us it is a timely reminder of the importance...

June 2015

Seasonal influenza vaccines are now available

The Ministry of Health has announced that the first shipments...

April 2015

Measles: what to be aware of during an outbreak

The current measles outbreak in New Zealand highlights the importance...

September 2014

Changes to the National Immunisation Schedule: rotavirus vaccine now added

Changes to the National Immunisation Schedule will soon take...

June 2014

Pertussis immunisation in pregnancy

New Zealand is slowly emerging from its most recent outbreak...

April 2014

Seasonal influenza vaccination: 2014 update

The vaccine for the 2014 influenza season is now available....

March 2014

H1N1 influenza vaccination and the risk of childhood narcolepsy

IN MARCH, 2012 A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE in the rate of childhood...

April 2013

Pertussis: halting the epidemic by protecting infants

Infants who have not yet completed the National Immunisation...

March 2013

The 2013 influenza season: new strains, new vaccines

The dominant influenza virus to circulate in New Zealand this...

March 2013

Upfront: Recommended vaccinations for primary health care staff

Recommended vaccinations for staff working in primary health...

December 2012

How to plan a catch-up immunisation

Although immunisation rates among Māori and Pacific peoples...

August 2012

Pertussis: an avoidable epidemic

This article is out of date. Please see: Pertussis: halting...

August 2012

Seasonal influenza vaccinations: the 2012 edition

The 2012 seasonal influenza vaccine contains the same strains...

April 2012

The HPV vaccination programme: addressing low uptake

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was added to the national...

April 2012

PHO Performance Programme - six years on

The PHO Performance Programme was established in 2005 to improve...

December 2011

Providing medical advice to travellers

New Zealanders love to travel. It is important that travellers...

December 2011

Pneumococcal vaccine for adults: Pneumovax23

Invasive pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae...

April 2011

Seasonal influenza vaccination: changes for 2011

The seasonal influenza vaccine for 2011 protects against the...

April 2011

Immunisation in Pacific children: a success story

Childhood immunisation plays an important role in the health...

November 2010

Immunisation in children by age two years

An important focus of the PHO Performance Programme is to ensure...

July 2010

Influenza immunisation programme

Important changes to the 2010 influenza immunisation progr...

April 2010

Snippets: Aspirin for CVD & Paracetamol post-vaccination

Should aspirin still be used for primary prevention of cardiovascular...

December 2009

Immunisation update

Recent changes to the immunisation schedule include a new pneumococcal...

June 2009

Influenza vaccine

Influenza is a highly infectious acute respiratory disease....

April 2009

Gardasil vaccine: Update

Gardasil vaccine has now been added to the National Immunisation...

December 2008

HPV vaccines: An overview

Dr Nikki Turner is the Director of the Immunisation Advisory...

April 2008

Fighting immunisation preventable disease in primary care

In New Zealand, the immunisation programme has eliminated polio...

May 2007

Upfront: Infectious disease patterns a major concern

An Interview with Professor Diana Lennon on infectious disease...

May 2007

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