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.

Book My Vaccine  is the new national booking system.  Patients of this medical centre will be notified via this system, when they are eligible to book,  not by the medical centre itself.  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. 

This medical centre is hosting some vaccination clinics, but they are all fully booked up, (and so is the nearby pharmacy). You are best to search over a wider area when you are in the Book My Vaccine website for clinics that are nearby that do have available appointments coming up. WE CANNOT accommodate any 12-15 year olds without an appointment as we have an exact number of vaccines to match our booking slots. Please do not bring them unless they have their own appointment. 

You can find more details  HERE . 

FLU VACCINATION- updated 10th August, 2021

**We still have flu vaccines in stock for 1.5-3 year olds AND anyone over 5 years old.  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
  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).