Influenza / Covid Updates

COVID-19 vaccine rollout update

To roll out the largest vaccination programme in our history, NZ is vaccinating people in groups, starting with those most likely to catch the virus and those most at risk of getting sick.

*Please note : This medical centre is not directly involved in the vaccination recall itself, this is merely an informative post.  A local business manages the covid vaccination recalls and gives the vaccine to our patients, as they work through the groups described below. *

The focus is on continuing to get those in Groups 1 and 2 vaccinated and those in Group 3 booked and vaccinated. Everyone in Group 3 will be invited to book their vaccination by the end of July.

From 28 July people in Group 4 will be able to register their details on Book My Vaccine (the new national booking system). Once bookings are open for each age group, people will be sent an email or text letting them know it’s their turn to book. Book My Vaccine and a national booking 0800 number will be ready to use from 28 July.

You can find more details here.

FLU VACCINATION- updated 26th July , 2021

**We still have flu vaccines in stock for all ages. Phone us to book. 033478848**

Even if you are not eligible for a free flu (see eligibility criteria below), you can still book as long as you are an enrolled patient here. Adults $35, Children under 18yrs $30.  **Please advise If your child is under 5 years old, as they have a slightly different vaccine, so we will need to check we still have some in stock    ** (If you have had a covid vaccine recently, you must leave a 2 week gap after your second covid vaccine.) 

  Eligibility criteria for FREE seasonal influenza vaccination for 2021:

  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.  

For more information talk to your family doctor or practice nurse, or call 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863).