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20 April 2018
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Advice on the presence of natural rubber latex in the sheath covering the needle of the Fluad trivalent influenza vaccine. Anyone who has a severe allergy to latex should not receive Fluad.

18 April 2018
News

Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged six months and over (unless contraindicated) to reduce their chance of becoming ill with influenza.

12 April 2018
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The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

11 April 2018
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The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

11 April 2018
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Vaccination against flu is the best way to protect you and your children from flu and any associated illness.

22 March 2018
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The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has provided advice regarding alternatives during supply shortage of the adult formulations of hepatitis B vaccines.

21 March 2018
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The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has developed advice for immunisation providers regarding the administration of 2018 seasonal influenza vaccines.

6 March 2018
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The ‘Get the facts about immunisation’ campaign has launched to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.

5 March 2018
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The Zostavax® vaccine is now available nationally for immunisation providers for people aged 70-79 years under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

23 February 2018
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From early 2018, young Australians have free access to the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil®9 that protects against more types of HPV infection.

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