Influenza

Re. Coronavirus:   The Ministry of Health website provides frequently-updated information for the New Zealand public and for health professionals. 

Flu vaccination: updated 22 March

From March 24- April 13 ONLY those who are ELIGIBLE for a free funded flu vaccination can book an appointment. You can phone us now to book these =03 3478 848, option 1 for reception. This is to ensure those who are MOST at risk get protected first. We do not have any vaccinations for those under 3 years old in stock yet. We are NOT booking anyone else at this stage. Eligibility criteria for FREE seasonal influenza vaccination for 2020:

  1. Pregnant women
  2. Anyone under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed in this link   http://www.influenza.org.nz/eligibility-criteria
  3. Anyone aged 65 years or over
*****Children under 18 years are no longer free for the flu vaccine unless they have one of the medical conditions listed in the above link. *****

For those not eligible the flu vaccine costs $30 for those under 18 years old and $35 for those over 18 years old.

Children under 3 years old need 2 vaccinations- talk to our nursing team about this.

For more information talk to your family doctor or practice nurse,

or call 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863).