News

29 Oct 2021

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

Insights

29 Oct 2021

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

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

News

19 Oct 2021

Following today’s 1pm COVID-19 Press Conference, The Ministry of Health has released key messaging regarding the third primary COVID vaccine dose and booster vaccine.

News

06 Oct 2021

Today the Government announced that new COVID-19 vaccination bookings will default to a three-week (21 day minimum) interval between doses.

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

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.

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

Webinars

27 Sep 2021

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

News

27 Sep 2021

As more people are coming through the doors of vaccine centres, so too are the range of individual circumstances and the queries we are seeing at t

News

27 Sep 2021

As more people are coming through the doors of vaccine centres, so too are the range of individual circumstances and the queries we are seeing at t

News

23 Sep 2021

As New Zealand went into COVID-19 lockdown in August 2021, the demand for COVID-19 vaccines and ongoing preparation of the workforce to deliver them soared. 

News

08 Sep 2021

As part of the Polynesian Health Corridors programme, a five-year programme led by the Ministry of Health to strengthen existing linkages between the New Zealand and Polynesian health systems, the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) has been contracted to provide expert advice and education to support workforce readiness and a successful COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Niue, Tokelau and the Cook Islands. 

News

22 Aug 2021

The Government has today announced a change in post-vaccination observation period. It is now a minimum of 15 minutes instead of 20 minutes. 

News

19 Aug 2021

Following Medsafe’s approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds, the Government has now extended eligibility of the COVID-

News

11 Aug 2021

Update 6 October 2021: COVID-19 vaccination bookings have now shifted back to a default three-week interval - 

News

29 Jul 2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca has now received provisional approval from Medsafe for use in New Zealand.

News

28 Jul 2021

As New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccination programme ramps up, Primary Care will have an increasing role in vaccination roll out.

News

26 Jul 2021

It started with a connection made between the Immunisation Advisory Centre’s (IMAC) Pasifika Engagement Advisor Siufofoga Matagi and Whitireia New Zealand’s Bachelor of Nursing Pacific Programme Manager Tania Mullane.

News

07 Jul 2021

The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine now joins the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine with provisional approval from Medsafe in New Zealand.

News

21 Jun 2021

All New Zealanders can have confidence in the safety and efficacy of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and Medsafe’s provisional approval of the Pfizer/BioNT

Webinars

06 May 2021

When: 5pm, Thursday 6 May.

Webinars

24 Mar 2021

Presenters: Dr Helen Petousis-Harris - Associate Professor and vaccinologist; Dr Emma Best - IMAC Medical Advisor.

Webinars

14 Apr 2021

Presenter: Dr Anthony Jordan, ADHB Immunologist with Jess Berentson-Shaw (Dr), Co-Director - The Workshop

Webinars

13 Apr 2021

Presenter: Jane Morphet - IMAC COVID Education Manager; Dr Michael Tatley - Director New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre and Cent

Last updated: 07 April 2021