Changes to the National Immunisation Schedule

Boston needed two weeks in hospital then daily dressing changes at home for three months. Immunisation against rubella and the polioviruses are part of the New Zealand immunisation schedule. She also says that the risk increases with age, and that older people are more likely to be left with pain. The epidemiology of the target disease in New Zealand must be known and understood, and the impact of the disease must be of sufficient frequency and severity to justify vaccination. Children’s health is one of our top priorities, so this new government initiative fits in perfectly with that. The shingles vaccination also offers long term protection of at least five years and probably more, but studies do not go that far yet. Most responses were supportive of the proposal.

a rash on the face, scalp and body swollen glands joint pain. They found that 144 children were admitted to a hospital with chickenpox in the two years to November 2013. Children who have had this strain show no symptoms, and have shown to be protected against future infection by rotavirus strains. Please note that any additional information that PHARMAC gives to you as a result of your enquiry will also be given by PHARMAC to other potential suppliers, if PHARMAC determines that such information is material. You can see any of our trained Quit Card nurses, who are providers of low-cost nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and on-going support for your smoke-free future. Estimates of the burden of varicellazoster virus (VZV) disease have relied on surveillance of hospitalizations and deaths, seroprevalence studies [1, 2], limited community-based surveys, and analyses of data on the prescription of pharmaceuticals [3]. They found that 144 children were admitted to a hospital with chickenpox in the two years to November 2013.


A GP delegate says he gave a traveller a yellow vaccine certificate even when the traveller didn’t get vaccinated. If you have hepatitis B, you are infectious for several weeks before signs appear until weeks or months later. I don’t support compulsion, but I do think parents should bear the financial consequences of their decisions. Funded vaccine claims need to be submitted within eight months from the date of administration. It’s important to protect babies from tetanus by getting them immunised on time. The screening pathway goes something like this. “This report shows that despite current preventative health policy neglecting the needs of older Australians, they themselves are keen to safe guard their health through interventions such as vaccination, provided they have Government financial support to do so,” said Michael O’Neill, CEO National Seniors Australia.

a MMR was also offered to children aged 5–10 years in a school catch-up programme. pregnancy, chronic illness, immunodeficiency) location of travel (rural or urban) style of travel (e.g. Developed in partnership with SimplHealth, the innovative online consent system will help to reduce the time taken to fill out documentation, freeing up pharmacists to spend more time in consultation with their customers. The study found approximately 80 per cent of those exposed to potential rabies did not get World Health Organization (WHO)-approved post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and ongoing management.3 Ninety-eight per cent of fatal cases of the disease are attrib­utable to dog bites. Most of our pharmacists have undertaken the approved training programme so they can now able to prescribe a three day course of trimethoprim 300mg tablets where appropriate. We will first check that you are up to date with all childhood and adult vaccines including tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis B, pneumonia and the flu vaccine. The “outer membrane vesicles” it contains are a small part of the “skin” of the bacteria that let the immune system recognise and prepare for being infected with the real thing.

It may be given at the same time as other vaccines including MMR, DTaP, hepatitis B and meningococcal C conjugate. Experience from previous influenza outbreaks shows that pregnant women, their unborn babies and their new infants are at greater risk from complications associated with influenza. Most infected people do not have any symptoms. This is called latent tuberculosis infection. There was also evidence of efficacy in immunosuppressed patients, a group at increased risk of shingles and its complications. Those are two of the health-related findings in Statistics New Zealand’s latest snapshot of the nation New Zealand in Profile 2014. The member will then bring the issue to the next meeting for discussion.

The Ride family said they never expected they would get so sick from what they thought was a minor disease. As a result, the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are not being met, according to two Victorian doctors, Dr David Corbet and Dr Jenny Royle, who write below that action is urgently needed to rectify this. PHARMAC received feedback from a range of stakeholders including suppliers, wholesalers, general practice and their professional bodies and advocates, pharmacy, Primary Health Organisations (PHOs), individual clinicians, stakeholder groups and other sector partners.