Webinars

27 Jan 2022

More information to be released shortly.

Webinars

19 Jan 2022

Date: Wednesday 19th January Panel: Emma Best, IMAC Medical Officer, and Aimee Brass, COVID Immunisation Facilitator Topic: This webinar will cover information on vaccination for 5 to 11-year-olds. There will be opportunities for questions.

News

22 Dec 2021

IMAC will have support services available during the holiday period (24th December to 7th January).

20 Dec 2021

A 26 year old male in New Zealand has died with myocarditis following vaccination with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. 

Webinars

21 Dec 2021

Title: Update Webinar Panelists: Jane Morphet, IMAC COVID Education Programme Manager, and Dr. Joan Ingram, IMAC Medical Advisor. Date and time: Tuesday 21st December 2021 at 5pm.

News

08 Dec 2021

Comment from Professor Nikki Turner, Medical Director, Immunisation Advisory Centre

Insights

30 Nov 2021

Kate Marshall, a COVID Immunisation Education Facilitator for the Southern Region facilitated this kōrero, sharing her knowledge and answering questions in the safe and supportive environment that English Language Partners has grown.

News

22 Nov 2021

The Immunisation Advisory Centre resources on use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine are now available, see links below.

Webinars

22 Nov 2021

This webinar will cover information on eligibility for the vaccination, vaccine effectiveness and expected reactions. Contraindications and precautions, as well as practical issues and resources. There will be opportunities for questions.

Webinars

22 Nov 2021

Topic: Rationale for booster doses, who will benefit most from them. What is the difference between booster doses and 3rd primary doses. The practical issue, including access to vaccine, recording vaccine does, etc. A reminder of practical issues re 3rd Primary doses, such as the need for prescription and consent form. Opportunity to ask questions.

News

18 Nov 2021

Children do get COVID-19, and we have seen much higher rates of COVID infection in children in 2021 in Aotearoa/New Zealand (NZ) than in 2020.

News

18 Nov 2021

AstraZeneca has arrived. We have 100,000 doses in New Zealand that can be used from 29 November.

News

22 Dec 2021

IMAC will have support services available during the holiday period (24th December to 7th January).

News

08 Dec 2021

Comment from Professor Nikki Turner, Medical Director, Immunisation Advisory Centre

News

22 Nov 2021

The Immunisation Advisory Centre resources on use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine are now available, see links below.

News

18 Nov 2021

Children do get COVID-19, and we have seen much higher rates of COVID infection in children in 2021 in Aotearoa/New Zealand (NZ) than in 2020.

News

18 Nov 2021

AstraZeneca has arrived. We have 100,000 doses in New Zealand that can be used from 29 November.

News

16 Nov 2021

Booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available to all people 18 years or older from 29 November when it has been at least 6 months since your second dose. 

News

15 Nov 2021

IMAC COVID Immunisation Facilitators Aimee Brass and Sally Schnauer presented a webinar to help unvaccinated staff consider vaccination.

News

11 Nov 2021

Medsafe has approved booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for people aged 18 and older.

News

11 Nov 2021

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available as a second option for people who cannot have the Pfizer vaccine for medical reasons (likely only a few hundred people) and some others.

News

09 Nov 2021

A new COVID-19 vaccination exemptions process has now been announced by the Ministry of Health.

News

08 Nov 2021

Dr. Jin Russell, a developmental pediatrician in Auckland and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Auckland's School of Population Health, shares some insightful information regarding the COVID-19 Delta outbreak, its impacts on children, and the value of vaccination of 5 – 11-year-olds.

News

29 Oct 2021

Medsafe has now renewed the provisional approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 2 years, until 3 November 2023.

Webinars

27 Jan 2022

More information to be released shortly.

Webinars

19 Jan 2022

Date: Wednesday 19th January Panel: Emma Best, IMAC Medical Officer, and Aimee Brass, COVID Immunisation Facilitator Topic: This webinar will cover information on vaccination for 5 to 11-year-olds. There will be opportunities for questions.

Webinars

21 Dec 2021

Title: Update Webinar Panelists: Jane Morphet, IMAC COVID Education Programme Manager, and Dr. Joan Ingram, IMAC Medical Advisor. Date and time: Tuesday 21st December 2021 at 5pm.

Webinars

22 Nov 2021

This webinar will cover information on eligibility for the vaccination, vaccine effectiveness and expected reactions. Contraindications and precautions, as well as practical issues and resources. There will be opportunities for questions.

Webinars

22 Nov 2021

Topic: Rationale for booster doses, who will benefit most from them. What is the difference between booster doses and 3rd primary doses. The practical issue, including access to vaccine, recording vaccine does, etc. A reminder of practical issues re 3rd Primary doses, such as the need for prescription and consent form. Opportunity to ask questions.

Webinars

15 Nov 2021

IMAC COVID Facilitators Aimee Brass and Sally Schnauer present this webinar on behalf of the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand.

Webinars

04 Nov 2021

Title: Reaching those yet to get their COVID-19 Vaccine 

Webinars

03 Nov 2021

Title: Additional COVID-19 vaccine for severely immunocompromised people

Webinars

28 Sep 2021

This webinar will touch on the onboarding process and planning considerations involved with setting up a COVID clinic and also provide up-to-date best practice guidance to ensure pharmacy COVID clinics are safe and successful.

Webinars

27 Sep 2021

This webinar features Professor Nikki Turner and Dr Mary Nowlan of IMAC, and hosted by College Advisor, Claire MacDonald.

Webinars

09 Sep 2021

This webinar covers the practical considerations involved in setting up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at your General Practice and is followed by an opportunity for a Q&A session with representatives from IMAC, the Ministry of Health, and the Southern PHO WellSouth Immunisation Coordinator.

Webinars

24 Aug 2021

Youth aged 12-15 years are now able to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine.

Insights

30 Nov 2021

Kate Marshall, a COVID Immunisation Education Facilitator for the Southern Region facilitated this kōrero, sharing her knowledge and answering questions in the safe and supportive environment that English Language Partners has grown.

Insights

29 Oct 2021

On Monday 4th of October, we had the first national pilot of the face-to-face Immunisation support worker training. 

Insights

29 Sep 2021

1.    Think about what you wear 

There isn’t a dress code for COVID-19 vaccination clinics, but ask a vaccinator and chances are they wil

Insights

29 Sep 2021

With all the talk about COVID-19 vaccines in 2021, chances are you’ve also seen many images of needles going into arms – the classic visual represe

Insights

27 Sep 2021

Background

There has been considerable confusion in the media, and also in some health professional circles, about which people cannot ha

Insights

20 Sep 2021

Last month’s mass COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Sky Stadium saw Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) staff work alongside the wider health workforce to vaccinate Wellington’s population. Andrea Teahan, IMAC Immunisation Education Facilitator, shares her experiences working on-site.

Insights

26 Aug 2021

We had a chat with Midlands COVID-19 Regional Immunisation Advisor Olivia Haslam to learn more about her and the work she does in her region.

Insights

10 Aug 2021

Dealla Smith, COVID-19 Immunisation Education Facilitator for IMAC, has been clocking up her

Insights

15 Jul 2021

Analysis by IMAC Medical Advisor, Prof. Peter McIntyre (from lockdown in Sydney). This quick take covers:

Insights

09 Apr 2021

By Nikki Turner, Immunisation Advisory Centre Clinical Director

Insights

13 Apr 2021

GP and Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre, Dr Nikki Turner, is taking us along on her COVID-19 vaccine journey.

Insights

08 Mar 2021

On International Women’s Day, Dr Nikki Turner, Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre, talks about the importance of vaccines and why women should never be excluded
Last updated: 07 April 2021