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Updates on 08/03/2022

After vaccination

Updates to the 'Doses of intramuscular 1:1000 adrenaline for anaphylaxis' table to reflect changes to ASCIA's clinical guidelines on acute management of anaphylaxis (June 2021)

Catch-up vaccination

Updates to Table. Catch-up schedule for Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccination for children <5 years of age

Diphtheria

Changes to the 'People with latex allergy' section under 'Precautions', to reflect updated product information regarding Adacel.

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Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Added 'People with latex allergy' section under 'Precautions', to reflect updated product information regarding Adacel.

Meningococcal disease

Improved clarity regarding MenB vaccine recommendations for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 2 months to 19 years who are strongly recommended to receive MenB vaccine.

Pertussis (whooping cough)

Added 'People with latex allergy' section under 'Precautions', to reflect updated product information regarding Adacel.

Rotavirus

  • Improved clarity regarding recommendations to vaccinate infants with underlying conditions that predispose them to severe rotavirus gastroenteritis, despite existing precautions. See 'Infants with underlying conditions that predispose them to severe rotavirus gastroenteritis' under 'Precautions'.
  • Added relevant information and guidance on interrupted vaccination.
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Tetanus

  • Added 'People with latex allergy' section under 'Precautions', to reflect updated product information regarding Adacel.
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Vaccination for migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia

Editorial updates to reflect the changes to the NIP, where children >12 months are recommended to receive Men ACWY vaccine (Nimenrix) as opposed to just the Men C vaccine.

Varicella (chickenpox)

Updated guidance regarding 2 doses of varicella-containing vaccine for children aged 12 months to <14 years. See Children aged 12 months to <14 years are recommended to receive 2 doses of varicella-containing vaccine.