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  • Influenza vaccination and allergy
    People with egg allergy may be safely vaccinated with the influenza (flu) vaccine.  Information about Influenza vaccination and egg allergy is available on the ASCIA website https://www.allergy.org.au/patients/food-allergy/egg-allergy-flu-vaccine  People with mammalian meat...
  • Support for people with primary immunodeficiencies
    The ASCIA Immunodeficiency Strategy for Australia and New Zealand aims to enhance the important work of organisations that support  people with primary immunodeficiencies and their carers, and enable key issues to be addressed, including early diagnosis and improved access...
  • Jorveza® is PBS listed for treatment of EoE
    Jorveza® (budesonide) is an orally disintegrating tablet for the treatment of eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) in adults, that was listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) on 1 May 2022. Jorveza represents the first TGA approved and PBS subsidised medication for...
  • HAE Day - Monday 16 May 2022
    Hereditary Angioedema, commonly known as HAE, has been classified as a complement deficiency, which is a type of primary immunodeficiency, and occurs in around one in 50,000 people.  People with HAE have unpredictable, recurrent and rapid swellings, which may involve the...
  • Paxlovid® is PBS listed for treatment of COVID-19
    Paxlovid® (nirmatrelvir/ritonavir tablets) is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 May 2022, as a treatment for COVID-19. Adults can be prescribed PBS-subsidised Paxlovid® by their doctor or nurse practitioner if they have mild to moderate COVID-19...
  • Allergic diseases and anaphylaxis funding announced in Federal Budget
    NAC and NACE statement 6 May 2022  NAC and NACE Media Release 30 March 2022:  On behalf of Australians living with allergic diseases, the National Allergy Strategy, a partnership between the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy &...
  • IFNAR1 deficiency and vaccines
    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has prepared a statement on IFNAR1 deficiency, which does not recommend any changes to the National Immunisation Program. ATAGI recommends that all people in Australia, including people of Tongan, Samoan, and...
  • A $10 screening test could have helped my ‘bubble’ baby
    International Day of Immunology, April 29 | World Primary Immunodeficiency Week, April 22-29:  Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) is a life-threatening condition where babies are born without a functional immune system. It gained global recognition in the 1970s due to...
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