|2002 Immunisation Schedule|
Key: D-Diphtheria, T-Tetanus, aP-acellular Pertussis, IPV-Inactivated Polio Vaccine, Hib-Haemophilus influenzae type b, MMR-Measles-Mumps-Rubella, Td-Adult Tetanus-diphtheria.
* IPV is scheduled at 11 years of age for children who have not previously received four doses.
Babies of HBsAg positive mothers need hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) and vaccine at birth. Household and sexual contacts of hepatitis B cases and carriers should be offered hepatitis B immunisation.
BCG should be offered to at risk infants
The oral polio vaccine (OPV) will be replaced by the injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and given as DTaP-IPV. The Ministry of Health is able to make this change as IPV has been licensed and is available in New Zealand. It is expected that this change will prevent the rare cases of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP). It is acceptable to substitute IPV for OPV at any stage of an immunisation schedule. Children can be swapped directly onto DTaP-IPV.
At four years of age a fifth dose of DTaP will now be given to reduce the risk of pertussis being spread through primary school aged children. This will be administered as DTaP-IPV. A second dose of the MMR vaccine will also be administered at this time.
Children aged 11 years (Year 7) will continue to receive the Td vaccine (tetanus-diphtheria). For children who have not had four doses of polio vaccine a dose of IPV can be given. These immunisations will be delivered as a school programme for Year 7 children in the North Island and Nelson-Marlborough and by general practitioners in the rest of the South Island, as per the current service delivery arrangements.
Tetanus-diphtheria boosters will be offered at 45 and 65 years of age to coincide with other preventive health measures at these ages.
The national programme for subsidised influenza vaccine will continue for those 65 years of age and over, and for those with certain chronic medical conditions.
Information on this page was obtained from the Ministry of Health website
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