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NZ Gets Intanza - The World's Smallest Intradermal Influenza Injection

NZ Gets Intanza - The World's Smallest Intradermal Influenza Injection

Australian research has shown that more than one-quarter (28 per cent) of people who are at risk of serious complications or death from getting the flu don't get a seasonal influenza injection due to a fear of needles.

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 184

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 184

Surveillance data from GP practices and Healthline for the week ending 30 April shows a continued increase in both the number of people calling healthline for free health advice on influenza-like illness, and visiting the doctor with an influenza-like illness.

Vaccine Reactions In Children: In Perspective

Vaccine Reactions In Children: In Perspective

By the Ministry of Health's Chief Advisor on Child & Youth Health, Dr Pat Tuohy

Three Regional Immunization Weeks Set To Kick Off

Three Regional Immunization Weeks Set To Kick Off

For the first time, immunization campaigns are being launched simultaneously tomorrow in 112 countries and territories in the World Health Organization Regions of the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean and Europe, with the goals of expanding immunization coverage and raising awareness of the importa

Fever And Convulsions In Children Receiving Flu Vaccine

The Ministry of Health is aware of reports that some children in Australia who have received the seasonal flu vaccine have experienced febrile convulsions. There have also been some cases in New Zealand. All of the cases are linked to one of the vaccines, Fluvax.

One Year On - Scientists Reflect On The Swine Flu Pandemic

A year ago this Saturday, Rangitoto College students returning from a school trip to Mexico were quarantined in home isolation, with suspected cases of H1N1 swine influenza.

Maths Model To Prevent Deadly Disease Spread

Innovative mathematical models designed to calculate which sectors of the population need vaccinating during an infectious disease outbreak could save money and lives.

Far North Measles Outbreak Could Have Spread To Capital

Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Health officials fear an outbreak of measles in a small community in the Far North has made its way to Wellington.

So far 30 cases of measles have been discovered in one large extended family in the Hokianga, who did not believe in vaccination.

Study Finds H1n1 Flu In Pregnancy Is Critical Risk

London, March 19 Reuters - Pregnant women in New Zealand and Australia who had pandemic H1N1 flu were 13 times more likely to become critically ill and be admitted to hospital, researchers said on Friday.

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 176

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 176

Influenza activity remains low and this is what we would expect at this time of year.