News

22 Dec 2021

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

20 Dec 2021

This is a news story, not clinical advice. It relates to the delta period only. 

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

15 Nov 2021

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

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.

News

18 Nov 2021

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Webinars

28 Jul 2021

The MoH and IMAC will be hosting a joint webinar to talk about this new vaccinator role and the training pathway.

Webinars

20 Jul 2021

This webinar covers vaccine effectiveness with COVID-19 variants and current information around vaccine safety.

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

Insights

02 Mar 2021

Opinion: In less than a year, the world has a number of available licensed Covid-19 vaccines – this is incredible progress.

Last updated: 07 April 2021