Everything Healthcare Professionals need to know about the 2014 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.

A record 1.25 million doses of vaccine were distributed in New Zealand in 2013. This year 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


  • Inaugural New Zealand influenza Symposium - 12 November 2014

    Register Now! *Earlybird registration period extended to 6th October 2014*

    We are pleased to announce a new opportunity for our clinical and academic colleagues-a one day symposium focussing upon influenza and vaccine strategies for NZ. Influenza remains a significant challenge - its chimeric changes and seemingly random ferocity makes it a difficult disease to control and communicate about.

    The New Zealand influenza Symposium (NZiS) provides a chance to hear from international and local experts on, disease prevalence and impact and advances in vaccines.  We will look at the future hopes in both understanding and controlling this common disease.

    For Flyer, Registration form and Draft Programme please go to www.immune.org.nz - Conference and Workshops

Resources & Downloads

For access to the 2014 resources, including:

...and much more!

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NEW in 2014 - information and resources relating to influenza and pregnancy.

...​and download the new resources here.


Eligibility criteria for FREE seasonal influenza vaccination for 2014