The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has approved minor amendments to the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. The NHMRC CEO has approved these amendments under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Act 1992 (NHMRC Act).
The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical information for Australian immunisation providers on the safest and most effective use of vaccines, new vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases in Australia. The minor amendments include text clarifications, updates, corrections and typographical errors. The specific details of these amendments are provided on the Immunise Australia website.
As these amendments are of minor significance, NHMRC is dispensing with the requirements for consultation under section 14B of the NHMRC Act.
The revised Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition is planned for release by the Department of Health during March 2017.