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Updates

A list of updates made to the Handbook is provided below by the date they were published. The Handbook will be reviewed 3 times per year following ATAGI meetings in February, May and August. Urgent updates to content will be made as required.

20 September 2019

The following pages were updated:

After vaccination

Editorial changes to content to reflect closure of National HPV Vaccination Program Register.

Catch-up vaccination

Editorial updates to reflect the closure of National HPV Vaccination Program Register and principles of catch-up vaccination.

Diphtheria

Changes to Co-administration with other vaccines.

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Changes to Co-administration with other vaccines.

Hepatitis B

Editorial changes to guidance about co-administration and additional information about seroconversion rate after a standard 3-dose schedule.

Influenza (flu)

Editorial changes to recommendations for preterm infants, people travelling in the influenza season, and co-administration with other vaccines.

Measles

Editorial updates.

Meningococcal disease

Editorial changes to advice on use of Menveo and co-administration with other vaccines.

Pertussis (whooping cough)

Editorial changes to guidance about co-administration with other vaccines and timing of vaccination for women during pregnancy.

Pneumococcal disease

Editorial changes to the recommendations for people with medical risk factors and guidance for co-administration with other vaccines.

Poliomyelitis

Guidance on Co-administration with other vaccines added.

Preparing for vaccination

Pre-vaccination screening section updated to include guidance on appropriate spacing of inactivated and live parenteral vaccines.

Rotavirus

Guidance on administration of rotavirus vaccine to infants exposed to bDMARDs in utero updated.

Tetanus

Guidance under Co-administration with other vaccines updated.

Vaccination for international travellers

Changes to the guidance on vaccination of travellers against measles, mumps and rubella.

Vaccination for people who are immunocompromised

Editorial changes to timing of live vaccine doses in adults and children taking corticosteroids, assessing level of immunocompromise in children and adults with HIV, and vaccination of infants born to mothers who received bDMARDs during pregnancy updated.

Vaccination for women who are planning pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding

Guidance on vaccination of infants born to mothers who received bDMARDs during pregnancy updated.

Yellow fever

Editorial changes to guidance on international travel requirements, contraindications for immunocompromised people, adverse events and risk to travellers.

12 April 2019

The following pages were updated:

Catch-up vaccination

Changes to catch-up recommendations for infants receiving MMR vaccines.

Measles

Changes to recommended age at which infants can receive the MMR vaccine.

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Page history

Last updated: 
28 May 2018
Last reviewed: 
28 May 2018

Definitions

MMR
measles-mumps-rubella