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This website and the national Annual Influenza Awareness Campaign, is brought to you by the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) and the National Influenza Campagin's advisory group, the National Influenza Strategy Group (NISG). IMAC is a nationwide organisation based at the University of Auckland. It provides New Zealanders with a local source of independent, factual information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits and risks of immunisation. IMAC manages the promotion of the National Influenza Campaign on behalf of the Ministry of Health.

 

Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC)
National Influenza Campaign:
The University of Auckland

Phone: (09) 373 7599 ext 82075

Email: influenza@auckland.ac.nz
Postal Address: Private Bag 92 019, Auckland 1142

Patient eligibility and clinical queries contact:

Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC), The University of Auckland
Phone: 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863)
Email: 0800immune@auckland.ac.nz

Who is our team?

IMAC is a nationwide organisation based at the University of Auckland. It provides New Zealanders with a local source of independent, factual information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits and risks of immunisation. IMAC manages the promotion of the National Influenza Campaign on behalf of the Ministry of Health.

The current members of National Influenza Strategy Group - NISG (the National Influenza Campaign's advisory group) are:

Barbara McArdle, National Influenza Coordinator, IMAC 
Dr Cheryl Brunton, Medical Officer of Health, Community & Public Health
Dr Jenny Visser, Royal NZ College of General Practitioners
Dr Lance Jennings, Virologist, Canterbury District Health Board
Renee Newman, Primary Health Care Nurse & Primary Health Organisation Representative
Diana Murfitt, Ministry of Health
Brenda Saunders, Public Relations/Media
Lisbeth Alley, Regional Immunisation Advisor, IMAC
Michelle Kapinga, Advisor
Erin Lockett, IMAC
Bob Buckham, Chief Pharmacist Advisor, Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc
Tanya Wilson, New Zealand College of Midwives Representative 

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