News

05 Aug 2022

Most tamariki are at much lower risk of severe COVID than older age groups, and important need to be fully up to date with MMR and all routine childhood immunisations. 

News

28 Jul 2022

In Dr Ashley Bloomfield's final press conference yesterday he shared some critical information on vaccination versus deaths:

News

10 Jun 2022

A position paper from the Immunisation Advisory Centre: Professor (Hon) Nikki Turner, Professor Peter McIntyre, Dr Joan Ingram, Dr Emma Best, Dr Edwin Reynolds, Dr Liz Wilson.

News

04 May 2022

There has been much discussion about the fall in childhood immunisation coverage. It is clear that this has happened through COVID-19, but what many don’t realise is that a decline started in 2016. Dr Anna Howe, Research Fellow, Paediatrics, Child and Youth Health at the University of Auckland, lays out the history and issues that may need to be addressed to change this.

News

24 Mar 2022

IMAC Medical Advisor Joan Ingram has written an article for GP Pulse on the importance of getting vaccinations up to date, especially for children

News

23 Mar 2022

Recent research adds to alarm bells that pregnant people are not getting vaccinated in big enough numbers.

Webinars

17 Mar 2022

Date: Thursday 17th March Panelists: Prof. Nikki Turner, IMAC Medical Director, Jane Morphet, COVID Education Manager, and Dr. Joan Ingram/Dr. Emma Best, Medical Advisors.

News

01 Mar 2022

Nuvaxovid, the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, has now been approved to be used as a primary vaccination course for people aged 18 and older in Aotearoa. (Pfizer continues to be the preferred vaccine.)

News

22 Feb 2022

The Ministry of Health has excellent data sets that are updated either daily or weekly and can be looked at by ethnicity, age and geography.

News

09 Feb 2022

We recommend that children have two doses of the vaccine 8 weeks apart because it offers:

Webinars

10 Feb 2022

An opportunity for vaccinators and health professionals to ask our clinical experts about COVID-19 vaccination

News

01 Feb 2022

We all know that getting vaccinated protects us against getting sick, especially from getting very sick.

News

05 Aug 2022

Most tamariki are at much lower risk of severe COVID than older age groups, and important need to be fully up to date with MMR and all routine childhood immunisations. 

News

28 Jul 2022

In Dr Ashley Bloomfield's final press conference yesterday he shared some critical information on vaccination versus deaths:

News

10 Jun 2022

A position paper from the Immunisation Advisory Centre: Professor (Hon) Nikki Turner, Professor Peter McIntyre, Dr Joan Ingram, Dr Emma Best, Dr Edwin Reynolds, Dr Liz Wilson.

News

04 May 2022

There has been much discussion about the fall in childhood immunisation coverage. It is clear that this has happened through COVID-19, but what many don’t realise is that a decline started in 2016. Dr Anna Howe, Research Fellow, Paediatrics, Child and Youth Health at the University of Auckland, lays out the history and issues that may need to be addressed to change this.

News

24 Mar 2022

IMAC Medical Advisor Joan Ingram has written an article for GP Pulse on the importance of getting vaccinations up to date, especially for children

News

23 Mar 2022

Recent research adds to alarm bells that pregnant people are not getting vaccinated in big enough numbers.

News

01 Mar 2022

Nuvaxovid, the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, has now been approved to be used as a primary vaccination course for people aged 18 and older in Aotearoa. (Pfizer continues to be the preferred vaccine.)

News

22 Feb 2022

The Ministry of Health has excellent data sets that are updated either daily or weekly and can be looked at by ethnicity, age and geography.

News

09 Feb 2022

We recommend that children have two doses of the vaccine 8 weeks apart because it offers:

News

01 Feb 2022

We all know that getting vaccinated protects us against getting sick, especially from getting very sick.

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

Webinars

17 Mar 2022

Date: Thursday 17th March Panelists: Prof. Nikki Turner, IMAC Medical Director, Jane Morphet, COVID Education Manager, and Dr. Joan Ingram/Dr. Emma Best, Medical Advisors.

Webinars

10 Feb 2022

An opportunity for vaccinators and health professionals to ask our clinical experts about COVID-19 vaccination

Webinars

27 Jan 2022

An opportunity for vaccinators and health professionals to ask our clinical experts about COVID-19 vaccination.

Webinars

19 Jan 2022

Date: Wednesday 19th January Panel: Emma Best, IMAC Medical Advisor, 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.

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