Chapter 9. Immunisation

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician4,5,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow6 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer7,8
  1. Jenny Royle MBBS, FRACP Paediatrician1 and
  2. Jim Buttery FRACP, MSc Infectious Diseases Physician2,3,7,8

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch9

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Royle, J. and Buttery, J. (2009) Immunisation, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 5

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 6

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 7

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 8

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Immunisation Service, Department of General Medicine, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    NHMRC CCRE in Child and Adolescent Immunisation, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Murdoch Children's Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  4. 7

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 8

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051

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Keywords:

  • child public health;
  • immunisation;
  • immunisation - cost-effective public health measures;
  • Australian standard vaccination schedule 2008;
  • catch-up doses;
  • hepatitis B vaccine;
  • pneumococcal vaccines

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Vaccination technique

  • Common misconceptions for missing vaccinations

  • Contraindications to vaccination: true and false

  • The Australian standard vaccination schedule 2008

  • Vaccines in the Australian schedule – further information

  • Adverse events associated with vaccinations

  • Immunisation guidelines for special groups