Queensland's record flu season killed five a week in 2019

Flu Vaccine 2015

The Influenza Vaccine  for 2015 will contain the following three virus strains: A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus A/Switzerland/9715293/2013(H3N2)-like virus B:aB/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (Yamagata lineage)   This represents two strain changes from the flu vaccine used in the Northern Hemisphere The flu vaccine will not be available until late March

The Cholesterol Debate

The Catalyst program on ABC last Thursday certainly stirred up the cholesterol debate. This article from the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday presents some interesting comments on the topic from experts around the country. There are many risk factors involved with cardiac disease not just high cholesterol … high blood pressure, obesity, an unhealthy diet, … Read more

Flu Vaccine strains for 2014

The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) met with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA ) on the 11th of October and proposed adopting the WHO ( World Health Organisation) recommendations; the trivalent influenza vaccine components for the Australian 2014 influenza season should contain the following: A (H1N1): an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) – like virus, 15 µg HA per dose … Read more

National Immunisation Program Schedule 2013

National Immunisation Program Schedule 2013

I recently attended an Immunisation Update conducted by NSW Health, and thought you might like a copy of the latest 2013 National Immunisation Schedule. It is an outline of all recommended vaccines for all Australians. Each state varies slightly as to when they administer the vaccines so contact your State Health Department if you have want specifics. Contact numbers for all State Health Departments are listed on the schedule.