Immunisation information for health professionals

Immunisation guidance and advice for health professionals in Aotearoa.


New Zealand Immunisation Schedule

The Immunisation Schedule is the series of vaccines that are offered for free to babies, children, adolescents and adults.


Immunisation Handbook 2020

The Immunisation Handbook 2020 provides clinical guidelines for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice. These guidelines are based on the best scientific evidence available at the time of publication, from published and unpublished literature.


BCG immunisation

Babies and children under the age of five are eligible for BCG immunisation if they meet the criteria.

More information is available from the Ministry of Health. Additional information for health professionals is available from Health Ed.

Parents and carers can also check if their child is eligible for a BCG vaccine and apply for an appointment directly through our BCG application form.


Cold chain management

The Ministry of Health recently revised and updated the national cold chain management documents. Each provider/clinic or hospital department storing and/or administering vaccines is to be familiar and compliant with the following documents.


We support immunisation as a safe and effective way to help prevent serious illness in babies and children.

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Last updated 22.11.2022

For health advice call Healthline for free anytime on 0800 611 116
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