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Current newsletter - Issue 70, August 2014

Issue #70, August 2014
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 70
  • Tips for ordering government vaccine
  • 14th National Immunisation Conference
  • Injection site reaction following four-year-old DTPa-IPV dose 4 – a case report
  • Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre website
  • Primary school enrolment − immunisation status certificates
  • Gardasil® vaccine catch-up program for Year 9 boys ends
  • How to notify the HPV Register of doses administered
  • Influenza vaccine – keep vaccinating your eligible patients
  • Pneumovax®23 vaccine packaging is changing
  • Pneumovax® 23 vaccine – healthy adults are eligible for free vaccine
  • Poster - which limb will I use?
  • New hepatitis B resources for Chinese and Vietnamese communities
  • Resources for parents and caregivers
  • Further reading

Previous editions 2014

Issue #69, June 2014
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 69
  • Influenza vaccine – keep vaccinating your eligible patients
  • Bexsero® – meningococcal B vaccine advice for vaccinators
  • Secondary school vaccines – what’s planned for 2015
  • Vaccine errors reported in 2013
  • Free immunisation resources
  • The hepatitis B story
  • Hepatitis B vaccine – more at-risk groups eligible for a free course
  • Case report: anaphylaxis following influenza vaccine
  • Planning a tropical holiday? Avoid animals!
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis for rabies virus and other lyssavirus exposures
  • BCG vaccine shortage
  • 14th National Immunisation Conference 17–19 June 2014, Melbourne
  • Further reading
Issue #68, April 2014
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 68
  • Influenza vaccine - keep vaccinating your eligible patients
  • Influenza case study
  • Influenza vaccine program for healthcare workers in public hospitals
  • Free HPV vaccine for boys in Year 9 (14 to 15 years) ends on 31 December 2014
  • Advice from The Australian immunisation handbook, Part 4.7 ‘Influenza’
  • Health conditions predisposing people to IPD
  • Understanding childhood immunisation - resources for parents
  • Pneumococcal vaccination for people with hyposplenia and asplenia
  • SAEFVIC, the Victorian vaccine safety service
  • Hepatitis B vaccine - more at-risk groups eligible for a free course
  • Adolescent dTpa booster - Year 10 of secondary school
  • Varicella - to vaccinate or not?
  • Preventable cold chain breaches in 2013
  • Hospital-based immunisation services - call 1300 882 924
  • Victorian Refugee Health Network - immigration and health policy changes
  • Further reading
Issue #67, February 2014
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 67
  • Encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to self-identify at health services
  • Components of the 2014 trivalent influenza vaccine
  • Eligibility for free annual influenza vaccine
  • Influenza vaccine brands - free government supply
  • Free influenza vaccine brands to use for eligible children
  • Victorian vaccine safety service case study - a community drug error
  • Contact SAEFVIC
  • Influenza vaccine for immunocompromised people
  • Reconstitute! Reconstitute! Reconstitute!
  • Two brands of MMR vaccine
  • Two brands of varicella vaccine
  • Catch-up vaccination - two options
  • Cold chain management during a heatwave
  • National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance - Australian Immunisation Professionals Network
  • Further reading

Previous editions - 2013

Issue #66, December 2013
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 66
  • 12-month-old vaccines – what you need to know
  • Subcutaneous and intramuscular route vaccines
  • Subcutaneous and intramuscular injection technique
  • Human Papillomavirus vaccine overdue dose reports improve course completion
  • Victorian vaccine safety service – a case study
  • SAEFVIC
  • Hepatitis B vaccine program ends for adolescents
  • Measles in Melbourne in 2013 – international transmission and the importance of documented evidence of immunisation
  • Avoid a cold chain breach while on holiday
  • Further reading
Issue #65, October 2013
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 65
  • Primary school enrolment − immunisation status certificates
  • Best practice in collecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status
  • Updated translated immunisation resources online
  • How to use Menitorix® for catch-up vaccination
  • Priorix® diluent in a pre-filled syringe
  • Clinical vaccinology update
  • A case study for catch-up vaccination
  • Further reading
  • Immunisation schedule Victoria − From July 2013
  • Vaccination against invasive pneumococcal disease in Victoria
  • Invasive pneumococcal disease resources
Issue #64, August 2013
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 64
  • New edition of Myths and realities: responding to arguments against immunisation
  • Parent Boostrix® vaccine – the free program has ended
  • Catch-up immunisation – see The Australian immunisation handbook
  • New vaccines – which limb will I use?
  • Priorix-Tetra®
  • Menitorix®
  • Alternative brands of MMR and varicella vaccine
  • Report Menitorix® and Priorix-Tetra® to the immunisation register
  • Definition of ‘fully immunised’ for parent payments
  • Save the date – clinical vaccinology update
  • Pneumococcal disease – are people at high risk being immunised?
  • Onelink – the new warehouse and distribution service for vaccine
  • TagAlert® – new vaccine cold chain monitor
  • Vasovagal episode during immunisation – a case study
  • Resources and further reading
Special edition newsletter July 2013
  Special edition newsletter July 2013
  • Did you know?
  • Introducing Priorix-Tetra®
  • Coming soon Menitorix®
  • Alternative vaccine brands coming soon
  • M-M-R® II
  • Priorix-Tetra®
  • Varivax®
  • Priorix-Tetra® from July 2013
  • New vaccine brands to be used from July 2013 in the National Immunisation Program schedule for children
  • Vaccine brands that will no longer be supplied due to the introduction of the combination Hib-MenC vaccine
  • Notify the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
  • SAEFVIC report an adverse event
  • Updated resources
Issue #63, June 2013
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 63
  • Simpler eligibility criteria for free vaccine for adolescents
  • Pertussis vaccine and pregnancy
  • Childrens catch-up vaccination
  • Seven things to consider when purchasing a vaccine fridge
  • Pre-immunisation checklist updated
  • MMRV vaccine from July 2013
  • Further reading
Issue #62, April 2013
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 62
  • Earlier pertussis diagnosis with smartphone
  • Vaccine delivered - act promptly to refrigerate
  • Trivalent influenza vaccine 2013
  • Adverse event reporting - HPV vaccine secondary school program
  • Tetanus - think about older gardeners
  • Vaccine storage management
  • HPV vaccine eligibility
  • Further reading
Special edition newsletter, March 2013
  Special edition newsletter March 2013
  • 65 years of age and over
  • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • Indigenous people 15 years of age and over
  • Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Any person 6 months of age and over with a chronic condition predisposing to severe influenza illness that requires regular medical follow-up or hospitalisation such as:
    • cardiac disease
    • respiratory disease including severe asthmatics
    • kidney disease
    • diabetes
    • impaired immunity
    • neuromuscular disease
Issue #61, February 2013
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 61
  • 2013 influenza vaccine composition
  • Who is eligible for free annual flu vaccine?
  • Influenza vaccine brands – free government supply
  • Preallocated initial flu vaccine delivery
  • Which flu vaccine can I use in children under 10 years of age?
  • Healthcare worker public hospital flu vaccine uptake
  • When to use free Pneumovax 23® vaccine in adults
  • Clinical Vaccinology Update
  • Influenza immunisation for workplaces – keep your workers healthy!
  • Online immunisation services – coming soon!
  • HPV vaccine – free for boys from 2013
  • HPV Register to accept boys’ doses
  • The secondary school vaccine program has two changes from 2013
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Further reading

Previous editions - 2012

Issue #60, December 2012
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 60
  • National Immunisation Program schedule use the latest version
  • Adolescent hepatitis B vaccine program a success
  • The Year 7 secondary school vaccine program has two changes from 2013
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • HPV vaccine free for boys from 2013
  • The National HPV Vaccination Program Register register boys too
  • SAEFVIC three new resources now available
  • Primary school immunisation status certificates
  • Cold chain management over the holiday period
  • Free resources essential for all immunisation encounters
  • RABIES closer than you think!
  • What's bowel cancer screening got to do with immunisation?
  • Further reading
  • Adult immunisation questionnaire resource
Issue #59, October 2012
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 59
  • RotaTeq® vaccine administration has strict cut-off dates
  • Prevenar 13® supplementary vaccine program ended 30 September 2012
  • Children with high risk medical conditions are susceptible to IPD
  • Infants with Down syndrome - what extra vaccines do they need?
  • Tetanus - a case study
  • Rubella - a case study
  • The Year 7 secondary school vaccine program is changing from 2013.
  • HPV vaccine - free for boys from 2013
  • Year 9 secondary school boys - time-limited program
  • Hepatitis B vaccine program in schools ends
  • Anaphylaxis case report following trivalent influenza vaccine
  • Anaphylaxis - what to look for
  • Cleaning up - soap and water is effective
  • Further reading
Issue #58, August 2012
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 58
  • $2,100 incentive to ensure a child is fully immunised
  • Prevenar 13® supplementary vaccine program ends 30 September 2012
  • Translated factsheets
  • Four-year-old vaccines - when should I give them?
  • Vaccine errors
  • Catch-up of Year 7 students with hepatitis B vaccine
  • What's new on the immunisation web site?
  • National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance new resources
  • Are you putting your patients at risk of measles?
  • A prolonged cold chain breach may mean a recall of patients
  • SAEFVIC
  • The Vaccine Confidence Project - monitoring public confidence in immunisation programs
  • Further reading
  • National Immunisation Program schedule
Issue #57, June 2012
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 57
  • $2,100 incentive to ensure a child is fully immunised
  • Check your immunisation HALO
  • Need a Gardasil® vaccine for a Year 7 secondary school girl?
  • Report HPV vaccine doses administered promptly
  • Chief Health Officer reminder - seasonal flu vaccines are still important
  • Medical conditions associated with an increased risk of influenza disease complications
  • Use distraction to ease children’s immunisation pain
  • Employing a nurse immuniser? What you need to know
  • Report vaccine dose numbers to ACIR correctly
  • National due and overdue rules for childhood immunisation
  • Further reading

Issue #56, April 2012

  Immunisation newsletter Issue 56
  • National immunisation awareness week to be celebrated in Australia
  • Free 2012 seasonal influenza vaccines
  • Fever risk for co-administration of influenza and Prevenar 13® vaccines
  • 2012 seasonal influenza vaccine program underway
  • 13th National Immunisation Conference coming up
  • New recommendations for revaccination with Pneumovax23® for people aged 15 years or over
  • Check vaccine expiry dates
  • Boostrix vaccine for new parents
  • Victoria leads the way in delivering Prevenar 13® vaccine program
  • Nurse immuniser update
  • Hepatitis B vaccine birth dose data released
  • Patient held record of immunisation – reminder
  • Open fridge door most common cause of preventable cold chain breaches in 2011
  • New fact sheet for parents addresses secondary school immunisation
  • Take care with patient details for national vaccine reporting databases
  • Burmese translations now available
  • Further reading

Issue #55, February 2012

  Immunisation newsletter Issue 55
  • Recommendations for the use of Pneumovax 23® in adults
  • Update on Prevenar 13®
  • Immunisation newsletter goes green
  • Boostrix® vaccine ends 30 June 2012
  • New Commonwealth pertussis resource available
  • New immunisation catch-up aid developed
  • The Victorian Spleen Register
  • Catch-up immunisation quiz
  • Influenza vaccination for pregnant women should be routine
  • 2012 seasonal influenza vaccine coming
  • How to order and receive vaccines
  • What vaccines are given in secondary school?
  • New HPV immunisation resource from Cancer Council Victoria

Previous editions - 2011

Issue #54, December 2011
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 54
  • Updated immunisation website
  • Closed for the holidays?
  • New whooping cough website
  • Rubella education program - multilingual DVD
  • Protect vaccines from light
  • 2012 influenza vaccine
  • Prevenar 13® supplementary dose
  • Improved vaccine packaging
  • Mantoux testing and MMR vaccine
  • Record the HPV vaccine dose with the HPV Register
  • Nurse immuniser educator
  • Residents living in community detention
  • New child health record
  • Secondary school vaccines
  • Further reading
Issue #53, October 2011
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 53
  • Prevenar 13® supplementary dose
  • The National HPV Vaccination Program Register
  • Common immunisation errors
  • Catch up immunisation quiz
  • National Immunisation Program schedule
  • Vital cold chain checks
  • Further reading
  •   Cancer Council HPV reminder campaign
Issue #52, August 2011
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 52
  • Prevenar 13® update
  • Influenza vaccine safety surveillance 2011
  • HPV vaccine coverage
  • International students and immunisation
  • School adolescent vaccine coverage
  • Three new resources
  • Two updated resources
  • When can I start the infant's primary schedule?
  • Further reading
Issue #51 June 2011
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 51
  • Boostrix program extended
  • Diphtheria death in Brisbane
  • Pneumovax23 alert
  • Influenza vaccine safety surveillance 2011
  • National Immunisation Program changes
    • Scheduled age change
    • Prevenar 13®
  • Become a nurse immuniser mentor
  • Nurse immuniser course
  • Further reading Healthcare worker vaccinations
  • Resources updated

Issue #50 April 2011
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 50
  • Rotavirus vaccine and intussusception
  • Secondary school vaccines
  • New vaccines coming
  • Influenza vaccine for children
  • Cold chain breaches in 2010
  • Free 2011 seasonal influenza vaccines
  • Seasonal influenza vaccine
  • Adult pneumococcal vaccine
  • New cervical cancer vaccine website
  • Further reading Influenza vaccine in the frail older person

Issue #49 February 2011
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 49
  • 2011 seasonal influenza vaccine
  • Routine childhood vaccine packaging
  • Influenza vaccine advice for children
  • Free influenza vaccine brands supplied in 2011
  • Anaphylaxis following immunisation
  • Notified pertussis in high-risk occupations
  • Extension of Approval for nurse immunisers
  • CPD for nurses
  • Further reading Who gives pertussis to infants?

Previous editions - 2010

Issue #48 December 2010
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 48
  • Panvax H1N1 Vaccine program ends 31 December
  • Composition of 2011 influenza virus vaccines
  • Which limb do I use?
  • Immunisation errors
  • Prevent vaccine errors
  • New - Adult immunisation questionnaire
  • Need to order Gardasil vaccine?
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Free telephone interpreter service
  • Immunisation and pregnancy
  • Further reading Influenza vaccination of the egg-allergic individual.

Issue #47 October 2010
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 47
  • Protect baby from pertussis
  • SAEFVIC
  • Order vaccine monthly
  • Refugee health assistance
  • Interval between primary vaccine doses
  • Panvax H1N1 Vaccine expired
  • New resources
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis combination vaccines
  • Rubella cases escalate
  • Tetanus-prone wounds
  • Further reading Varicella and zoster following varicella vaccination

Issue #46 August 2010
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 46
  • Influenza vaccine in children with medical conditions
  • Childhood immunisation coverage
  • Who turned the power off?
  • Free whooping cough vaccine for parents of newborn babies
  • Which vaccines need mixing?
  • HPV vaccine program
  • Vaccines and their earliest administration
  • Further reading The Therapeutic Goods Administration website

Issue #45 June 2010
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 45
  • Hepatitis B vaccine for HIV positive people
  • Boostrix for new parents extended to June 2011
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Intanza seasonal influenza vaccine
  • Trends in immunisation
  • Driving after an immunisation?
  • SAEFVIC
  • Cold chain
  • Starting primary school?
  • Further reading - Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Surveillance

Issue #44 April 2010
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 44
  • FAQs on seasonal influenza vaccine
  • Vaccine Alert 23 April 2010
  • Healthcare worker influenza vaccine
  • Pneumovax 23 vaccine
  • Rise in infant pertussis notification
  • Foreign language immunisation terms
  • Cephalic tetanus
  • Secondary school immunisation
  • Egg allergy and Priorix vaccine
  • Updated resources
  • Further reading 2009 H1N1 Influenza A and Pregnancy Outcomes

Issue #43 February 2010
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 43
  • Extension of the pertussis prevention program
  • Panvax H1N1 vaccination program
  • Seasonal influenza vaccine in 2010
  • SAEFVIC
  • Criteria for use of government vaccine
  • What criteria have changed?
  • HPV vaccine program
  • Comvax stock now expired
  • Updated resources
  • New email address
  • Faxed vaccine order lost?
  • Further reading Influenza, a guide for general practitioners

Previous editions - 2009

Issue #42 December 2009
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 42
  • 2010 vaccine schedule
  • Reaccreditation ceased for nurse immunisers
  • Seasonal flu vaccine
  • HPV vaccine catch-up program
  • Panvax H1N1 vaccination program
  • SAEFVIC update
  • Primary school immunisation certificate
  • How early can 4 year old vaccines be given?
  • Free pertussis prevention for new parents ends
  • Further reading

Issue #41 October 2009
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 41
  • Extended eligibility for influenza vaccine in 2010
  • HPV catch up program ends soon
  • SAEFVIC case study
  • Product alert
  • Panvax H1N1 vaccination program
  • The Australian Technical Advice Group on Immunisation
  • Expanded pertussis prevention program for new parents
  • Further reading Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation

Issue #40 August 2009
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 40
  • Pertussis prevention for new parents
  • Varicella and the ACIR history statement
  • Varicella reporting natural immunity to the ACIR
  • Time is running out for HPV catch-up doses 2 and 3
  • Papscreen has turned 18!
  • SAEFVIC
  • Warrnambool City Councils home visiting service
  • Hepatitis B vaccine for high-risk contacts
  • Aboriginal immunisation coverage data
  • Further reading Fact sheet on pertussis vaccine

Issue #39 June 2009
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 39
  • Vaccine fridge testing report
  • How often should I order vaccine?
  • National HPV vaccine program ends 30 June 2009
  • Mumps alert
  • Childhood immunisation coverage
  • Vaccine administration errors
  • H1N1 Influenza 09 (Human Swine Flu) contact details for advice
  • 3 good reasons to have annual flu vaccine
  • FAQs
  • Further reading HPV vaccine (Gardasil) adverse events update

Issue #38 April 2009
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 38
  • Information available on the immunisation web site
  • Pertussis alert
  • Childhood pertussis immunisation
  • Measles alert
  • Tetanus case January 2009
  • Introduction dates for recent new vaccines
  • Do not delay childhood immunisation
  • Changes to Q Fever vaccinations in Victoria
  • 4 year old immunisations overdue rule change
  • INSIG Seminar 19th June 2009
  • Changes to the Maternity Immunisation Allowance from 1 January 2009
  • Further reading Vaccines and autism

Issue #37 February 2009
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 37
  • 10 tips for conducting a safe school immunisation session
  • National HPV vaccine program update
  • SAEFVIC for expert adverse event advice
  • NEW - Flu vaccine orders - 2009
  • Hib disease in a baby
  • Baby misses out on rotavirus vaccine dose
  • Pre-immunisation checklist - blood transfusions & immunoglobulin
  • Transition to the new Infanrix hexa and Hiberix schedule
  • Notify indigenous status to ACIR
  • Further reading NCIRS varicella and zoster fact sheets

Previous editions - 2008

Issue #36 November 2008
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 36
  • Flu vaccine orders - 2009
  • SAEFVIC update
  • GSK childhood immunisation awards
  • BCG and RotaTeq administration
  • Varicella and Zoster - notifiable diseases
  • Web site - Quick Guide Catch-Up
  • Invasive meningococcal disease
  • Immunisation scenarios
  • Vaccine refrigerator tips
  • Hints to receive a successful vaccine order
  • Further reading Clear answers and smart advice about your babys shots

Issue #35 September 2008
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 35
  • Additional information on the vaccine order form
  • When do I use Hiberix vaccine?
  • Summary of schedule changes from March 2008
  • Who qualifies for free vaccines?
  • Minimum spacing between vaccine doses
  • Minimum age for the first dose of vaccines
  • Hepatitis B vaccine accelerated schedule
  • Think! Who is at risk of vaccine preventable diseases?
  • Nurse immuniser reminder
  • Temperature monitors activated in vaccine delivery
  • Further reading Healthcare workers and immunity to infectious diseases

Issue #34 July 2008
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 34
  • RotaTeq® vaccine administration
  • Pneumococcal septicaemia in a preterm baby
  • Comvax® shortage update
  • Hiberix® vaccine introduction and ordering
  • Cold chain breach summary report
  • Birth dose hepatitis B pamphlet
  • Gardasil® vaccine pre-filled syringes
  • New immunisation translation available
  • Immunisation Conference 16th-18th September
  • Further reading Vaccines and autism revisited

Issue #33 May 2008
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 33
  • New immunisation handbooks are now available
  • Whats new in the 9th Edition handbook?
  • Gardasil vaccine catch-up program
  • Vaccine preventable diseases still occur
  • 2008 Influenza vaccine program
  • Oral RotaTeq administration
  • 5 Vaccine ordering essentials
  • Cold chain monitoring magnet
  • Pertussis vaccine for adults provides a safety net for infants
  • Further reading Pertussis in infants
  • National Immunisation Program schedule in Victoria - important information about the March 2008 changes

Issue #32 January 2008
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 32
  • Changed immunisation schedule from 1 March 2008
  • The when, who, what and why of the schedule changes
  • Tables indicating transition from Infanrix IPV® to Infanrix hexa® in the primary schedule
  • Scenarios for 1 March 2008 schedule change
  • Infanrix hexa®
  • Hiberix®
  • What happens when Comvax® runs out?
  • ATAGI advice to the impending Comvax® shortage
  • Prevent Comvax® wastage
  • HPV vaccine resources
  • National HPV Vaccination Program
  • School based vaccine program 7 tips to avoid mass psychogenic illness
  • HPV catch-up when doses are missed

Previous editions - 2007

Issue #31 November 2007
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 31
  • Oral RotaTeq
  • Cut-off limits for RotaTeq
  • Oral rotavirus vaccine interchangeability
  • Child Health Record (blue book)
  • Interstate National Immunisation Program vaccine brand variations
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) - Reporting natural immunity
  • HPV vaccine program
  • Medical risk factors and immunisation
  • SAEFVIC Reporting adverse events following immunisation
  • Innovative cold chain system saves $$$$
  • Government funded hepatitis B immunisation for prisoners
  • Vaccine order form agreement
  • 2008 Influenza vaccine program
  • Further reading The success of hepatitis B immunisation
  • Immunisation nursing services

Issue #30 August 2007
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 30
  • Oral rotavirus vaccination
  • Rotavirus vaccine is a live weakened virus vaccine
  • Possible side effects of oral rotavirus vaccine
  • Dosing schedule for oral RotaTeq® vaccine
  • Administration of oral RotaTeq® vaccine
  • Re-administration of a regurgitated dose of rotavirus
  • RotaTeq® vaccine storage recommendations
  • RotaTeq® resources
  • Rotavirus vaccine - Rotarix®
  • Interchangeability of rotavirus vaccines
  • Gardasil® vaccine for females aged 18 to 26 years
  • Protecting our mob
  • Guide to good vaccine ordering

Issue #29 June 2007
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 29
  • Rotavirus oral vaccine
  • SAEFVIC
  • Changes to diphtheria and tetanus (ADT) vaccine
  • Ordering HPV vaccine
  • Resources Whats new?
  • Boostrix pack changes
  • HPV school program underway
  • Vaccine ordering
  • Further reading A vaccination error with influenza vaccine

Issue #28 May 2007 Special HPV issue
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 28
  • About the National HPV Program in Victoria
  • About the HPV National Register
  • About human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • About the HPV vaccine
  • General questions
  • HPV resources

Issue #27 February 2007
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 27
  • Congratulations Victoria - 90% vaccine coverage for six year olds
  • FAQs - What vaccine should be given now?
  • HPV vaccine program
  • Hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode (HHE)
  • Prevenar vaccination makes a difference
  • At-risk groups targeted for influenza vaccination
  • General contraindications to vaccination
  • False contraindications to vaccination
  • Year 7 hepatitis B vaccine program Not a booster course
  • Further reading: Breastfeeding and maternal antibodies
  • Prepare for the 2007 influenza season
  • Avoiding vaccine shortages
  • Frequently used immunisation contact details

Previous editions - 2006

Issue #26 December 2006
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 26
  • HCWs immunisation guidelines
  • Twinrix - Complete the course
  • Competition! - Create a logo to promote 4-year-old vaccination
  • Varicella (chickenpox) - reporting natural immunity
  • Immunisation Program resources
  • Influenza vaccine orders for 2007
  • School entry immunisation status certificates
  • Eligibility of meningococcal C catch-up program
  • HPV vaccine
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance
  • Further reading: ADRAC bulletin

Issue #25 October 2006
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 25
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Quick Guide Catch-up Immunisation Victoria
  • School entry immunisation status certificates
  • A case of rubella in a health care worker
  • Rotavirus vaccine who should have it?
  • Pre-term babies Extra vaccine recommendations
  • ACIR update
  • Catch-up vaccination requirements
  • Further reading: The MMR decision aid

Issue #24 August 2006
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 24
  • Immunisation success story
  • Meningococcal C conjugate vaccine booster
  • dose recommendation
  • Dont forget other meningococcal diseases
  • What is MeNZBTM?
  • Varicella vaccination scenario
  • Four year old dose of DTPa IPV is always required
  • Five year olds at risk of vaccine preventable disease
  • Catch-up immunisation things to consider
  • When to give Infanrix IPV®, Boostrix® and ADT® vaccine
  • Immunisation Coverage - ACIR Update
  • Know your vaccine fridge

Issue #23 June 2006
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 23
  • Meningococcal C vaccine catch-up program to cease
  • Vaccine orders - Fax number changed
  • Measles outbreak in school
  • Health care workers influenza vaccination report 2005
  • Observation after vaccination why wait?
  • Are your asplenic (or functionally asplenic) patients adequately immunised?
  • Successes in Immunisation
  • Whats new on the immunisation web site?
  • When to give Infanrix IPV® and ADT® vaccine
  • Provision of free measles containing vaccine
  • Did you receive diluent?

Issue #22 April 2006
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 22
  • Eligibility for free influenza and pneumococcal (Pneumovax 23®) vaccine
  • Booster doses for pneumococcal (Pneumovax 23®) vaccine
  • Immunisation forms on the web
  • Immunisation guidelines on the web
  • ACIR Immunisation History Statements now available from Medicare Offices
  • Check vaccine stock on arrival is satisfactory
  • Checklist for immunisation coverage for children under eight years of age things to consider
  • Measles and Mumps infection is still occurring
  • Recommended sites for administering vaccines inchildren and adults
  • New fax number for immunisation forms

Issue #21 February 2006
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 21
  • 2006 influenza season
  • 4 or 5 doses of DTPa vaccine?
  • Varilix - Recording of batch number
  • Varilix vaccine
  • Polio vaccine for travellers
  • Vaccine wastage - Cold chain failure
  • Rubella vaccination following pregnancy
  • Vaccine uptake School Immunisation Program 2005
  • List of common vaccine abbreviations

Previous editions - 2005

Issue #20 December 2005
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 20
  • FAQs 1 November 2005 schedule
  • 1 November 2005 immunisation schedule
  • Childhood Pneumococcal vaccine program
  • PHAA Immunisation Conference
  • Updating your clinical details?
  • Translated immunisation fact sheets
  • New and improved resources
  • Influenza and pneumococcal vaccine stock on the web
  • Immunisation schedule for non-Indigenous Australian children

Issue #19 October 2005
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 19
  • 1 November vaccine schedule change
  • FAQs 1 November 2005 vaccine schedule change
  • Product information Varilrix & InfanrixIPV
  • Antigens found in combination vaccines in Australia
  • 1 November 2005 National Immunisation Program schedule Victoria

Issue #18 September 2005
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 18
  • 1 November vaccine schedule reminder
  • Prevenar vaccine Catch-up
  • Meningococcal C conjugate vaccine Catch-up
  • Adolescent/adult diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis booster vaccine
  • Pertussis in Victoria
  • Adult diphtheria/tetanus (ADT) vaccine
  • Vaccine deliveries Cold chain

Issue #17 June 2005
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 17
  • Change to the National Immunisation Program
  • Influenza vaccination of children
  • Chickenpox vaccine Conflict with product information
  • Breakthrough chickenpox
  • Rubella information video
  • Resource for immunisation guidelines
  • ACIR: For childhood vaccine records
  • School Entry Immunisation Certificates
  • Catch up hepatitis B vaccine for Year 7 students
  • Homeopathy and vaccination

Issue #16 April 2005
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 16
  • Influenza vaccine supply
  • New scheduled vaccines
  • Administering tetanus containing vaccines
  • Childhood pneumococcal (Prevenar) program
  • Prevenar Catch-up payment
  • Prevenar Conflict with product information
  • Measles, mumps and rubella Vaccine
  • INSIG Seminar

Issue #15 February 2005
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 15
  • Prevenar vaccine
  • New combination vaccines
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Meningococcal C vaccine
  • ADT vaccine availability
  • Influenza season
  • Pneumovax 23 vaccine
  • Practice Nurses Scholarship Scheme

Previous editions - 2004

Issue #14 December 2004
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 14
  • Pneumococcal Program in 2005
  • Immunisation resources
  • Vaccine order response
  • Multiple vaccines at the same visit
  • Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
  • Data cleaning for ACIR
  • Influenza and pneumococcal vaccine orders

Issue #13 October 2004
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 13
  • New combination vaccines
  • Cold chain of vaccines from the pharmacy
  • Overseas immunisations recorded on ACIR
  • Adverse Events Following Immunisation
  • Childhood pneumococcal vaccine program - 2005
  • Pneumovax 23 vaccine
  • Hepatitis B birth dose
  • School entry immunisation certificates
  • Use of ADT vaccine
  • Accelerated hepatitis B vaccine schedule
  • Immunisation Nurses Special Interest Group

Issue #12 August 2004
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 12
  • School entry immunisation certificate
  • Government funded pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Pneumocccal vaccine and medical risk factors in children
  • Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
  • Special Interest Group for Nurse Immunisers
  • MMR vaccine
  • Vaccine fridge storage
  • Polio vaccination catch up
  • Preterm babies and Immunisation
  • Immunisation website update
  • DHS/CSL account number

Issue #11 June 2004
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 11
  • Adverse event following immunisation
  • Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
  • Overseas immunisations recorded on ACIR
  • Adult hepatitis B vaccine doses
  • Boostrix Vaccine
  • Scheduled vaccines
  • UK administered Hib vaccine
  • Government funded influenza vaccine supply
  • Government funded Pneumovax23 vaccine supply
  • Prevenar schedule
  • Immunisation web site update

Issue #10 March 2004
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 10
  • Influenza season
  • Pneumovax 23 vaccine
  • Vaccine ordering
  • School camps and tetanus vaccine
  • Year 10 Boostrix (dTpa) vaccine
  • Pertussis
  • Similar vaccines - Clarification
  • Adult diphtheria vaccine ceased
  • The 12 month old schedule
  • Vaccine sites in children
  • Change of telephone contact
  • Immunisation web site
  • Meningococcal serogroup C
  • Blow the pain away

Issue 9 January 2004
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 9
  • 8th Edition Immunisation Handbook
  • Pertussis outbreaks
  • FAQs - Boostrix vaccine
  • Measles outbreak
  • Pneumovax vaccine
  • Meningococcal C National Program
  • Prevenar shortage
  • Influenza vaccine orders
  • Surveillance of Notifiable Infectious Diseases in Victoria

Previous editions - 2003


Issue #8 - December 2003
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 8
  • Meningococcal C Vaccine Program - ACIR payment
  • 8th Edition Immunisation Handbook
  • Australian standard vaccination schedule (ASVS)
  • Overseas immunisation records
  • 2004 Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccine Program
  • Vaccine supply - Oral polio vaccine (OPV)
  • Vaccine supply - ADT / Boostrix
  • Vaccine supply - Hepatitis B
  • Incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease in Victoria
  • Incidence of varicella (Chickenpox) infection in Australia
  • Immunisation resources - Updated

Issue #7 - October 2003
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 7
  • Immunisation Handbook
  • Important changes
  • The major changes to the NIP
  • The ASVS recommendations
  • New resources
  • Frequently asked questions

Issue #6 - August 2003
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 6
  • Phase 2 Meningococcal Program
  • Childhood pneumococcal vaccine
  • RCH research trial
  • Hepatitis B vaccine for Year 7 students
  • ADT vaccine schedule
  • Tetanus prone wounds
  • Pertussis cases
  • Reporting immunisations promptly
  • Immunisation catch up scenario
  • Immunisation resources

Issue #5 - May 2003
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 5
  • Meningococcal C conjugate vaccine (FAQs)
  • National Meningococcal C Program
  • Influenza Vaccine Program
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine Program
  • Measles outbreak
  • What do vaccines cost?
  • Polio vaccine administration
  • Tetanus vaccine
  • When does the immunisation schedule change?

Issue #4 - March 2003
  Immunisation newsletter Issue 4
  • Victorias immunisation rates
  • National Meningococcal C Program
  • Summary of Victorian Meningococcal C Vaccination Program

Previous editions - 2002


Issue #3 - December 2002
  Immunisation newsletter Issue #3 - December 2002
  • Web site now available
  • MMR Availability
  • Conjugate Meningococcal C Vaccine Program 2003
  • Meningococcal vaccines - understanding the difference

Issue #2 - September 2002
  Immunisation newsletter Issue #2 September 2002
  • Meningococcal serogroup C update
  • Meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccines
  • Interpreting service
  • Standard needle sizes for immunisation
  • Storage of records
  • The golden rules of immunisation continued
  • Oral polio vaccine
  • Vaccine shortages
  • ADT (Adult diphtheria and tetanus) vaccine recommendations
  • Immunisation calculator
  • Website coming soon
  • A great response

Issue #1 - August 2002
  Immunisation newsletter Issue #1 - August 2002
  • About the newsletter
  • The Royal Melbourne Show Q fever
  • Rubella vaccine
  • Meningitec vaccine
  • Oral polio vaccine
  • Communicable diseases alert measles, hepatitis B
  • The golden rules of immunisation
  • Antivaccination and the world wide web
  • Faxing an order

June 2002
  Immunisation newsletter - June 2002
  • Immunisation in the media
  • Influenza on the increase in Victoria
  • Influenza and pneumococcal vaccine recommendations
  • Influenza vaccine redistribution
  • Measles alert
  • Priorix vaccine
  • Oral polio vaccine
  • Paediatric hepatitis B vaccine
  • Year 7 hepatitis B vaccine
  • Vaccine shortage
  • Information for pharmacists
  • Immunisation coverage Australia 2001

May 2002
  Immunisation newsletter - May 2002
  • National Childhood Pneumococcal Vaccination Program
  • Ervevax (rubella vaccine)
  • Hepatitis B (Thiomersal free) paediatric
  • Adult hepatitis B vaccine
  • 6 month immunisation encounter
  • IPV (IPOL) immunisation
  • Influenza 2002
  • Young adults MMR program
  • Immunisation sites
  • Meningococcal group C vaccine
  • Cold chain and vaccines
  • Mobile immunisation vans
  • Victorian Infectious Disease Bulletin, December 2001