Everything Healthcare Professionals need to know about the 2015 Influenza Season

This website and the national Annual Influenza Awareness Campaign, is brought to you by NISG (the National Influenza Specialist Group). NISG is a not-for-profit group of expert Kiwi doctors and nurses, whose aim is to promote the benefits of immunisation for those most at risk.

More than a million New Zealanders get annual immunisation against influenza. Protecting pregnant women and their babies will be a special focus, plus we would particularly like healthcare professionals to encourage all eligible adults, including younger people, who have ongoing medical conditions to consider FREE immunisation.

Thank you for being part of our team

As you know, healthcare professionals have the biggest influence on a person’s decision to immunise against influenza by providing information and prompting them into action. Support from health professionals like you keeps our communities healthy by reducing influenza. Thank you.

Important Information

The influenza vaccine for the New Zealand 2016 influenza season contains the following three virus strains:

A (H1N1): an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) - like virus
A (H3N2): an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) like virus
B/Brisbane/60/2008 like virus

Quadrivalent vaccines contain viruses listed above, plus the additional B virus:

B/Phuket/3073/2013 like virus.

Resources & Downloads

For access to the 2015 resources, including:

  • 2015 Flu Kit 
  • Order forms - General Practice; Healthcare Worker/DHB; Midwife/LMC; Pharmacy; Workplace Vaccinator
  • Brochures - General Practice/Pharmacy/Workplace Vaccinator; Midwife/LMC; Healthcare Worker;
  • Posters - General Practice/Pharmacy; Healthcare Worker/Workplace Vaccinator; Midwife/LMC
  • Vaccine comparison table

...and much more!

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2015 - information and resources relating to influenza and pregnancy

Immunise to protect pregnant women and their babies
The negative impact of Influenza infection during pregnancy
Immunise to protect women and their babies

Pregnant women brochure
Pregnant women - FAQ's


Eligibility criteria for FREE seasonal influenza vaccination for 2015