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Immunisation news - October 2016

Keep up to date with vaccine information and recommendations.

In this issue:

  • Shingles Vaccine Program for 70 to 79 year olds commences in November 2016
  • Updated 10th edition Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Australian Immunisation Register - for people of all ages
  • False contraindications to vaccination
  • Outreach immunisation sessions
  • A mum's story about her infant with chickenpox

False contraindications to vaccination

No-one should be denied the benefits of vaccination by withholding vaccines for inappropriate reasons.

Conditions listed in Table 2.1.4: False contraindications to vaccination in the Australian Immunisation Handbook are not contraindications to vaccination. Persons with these conditions should be vaccinated with all recommended vaccines.

Review Table 2.1.4: False contraindications to vaccination

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