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National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveilllance – updated fact sheets

August 11, 2015
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As you would be aware, the 2015 annual update of the 10th edition Australian Immunisation Handbook (endorsed by the NHMRC in June) is available on the Immunise Australia website in HTML format.  The 2015 update includes changes to some clinical recommendations, as well as clarifications and the inclusion of new factual information.
The NCIRS  have updated six of our fact sheets to align with the most up-to-date advice on the use of vaccines in Australia in the 2015 update of the Handbook, which can be found on the departments website
These include:
–          Varicella-zoster (chickenpox) vaccines for Australian children
–          Zoster vaccine for Australian adults
–          Meningococcal vaccines for Australians
–          Pertussis vaccines for Australians
–          Influenza vaccines for Australians
–          Hepatitis B vaccines for Australians
The department are also preparing updates to our childhood and adult schedule tables as well as the development of an educational slide set outlining the changes included in the 2015 annual update of the 10th edition Handbook. The department will let you know as soon as they are available. In the meantime, you can find details here of the sections of the 10th edition Handbook which have been updated on the Immunise Australia website.