Flu Vaccination Information 2019
This is FREE if you have: Asthma, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, a respiratory condition or other chronic illness.
It is also FREE if you are pregnant (any trimester) or aged 65 years or over.
For all other patients the cost is:
- Adults aged 18 and over $35
- Children & Young Adults aged under 18 $30
FLU CLINIC TIMES – PLEASE BOOK AT RECEPTION
Please note: Vaccines for children aged under 3 years are not available yet
(These may change according to space, staffing and availability)
Monday 9 am – 11.30am
Tuesday 9 am – 11.30 am
Wednesday 9 am – 11.30 am & 6 pm – 7 pm
Thursday 9 am – 11.30 pm & 6 pm – 7 pm
Friday 9 am – 11.30 am
Children under 9 years old will require 2 vaccinations if they have never had a flu vaccination before (there is a $30 charge for each) Please discuss with the nurse
Measles Update 29/3/19
CDHB have planned a further four week MMR vaccination campaign from 28 March to 26 April targeting first MMR (for those who have had none) and second MMR (for those who have had one) for:
- All those aged 12 months to 28 years
- Caregivers of infants aged up to 12 months
- Those aged between 29 and 50 who work with children (teachers or healthcare workers)
Please phone for an appointment as we will not be sending further text recalls
If you are not sure if you have been immunised against MMR – please check below:
Born in New Zealand?
- The National Immunisation Register (NIR) was rolled out across New Zealand from mid-2005, prior to this these was no central immunisation register.
- Children, adolescents and adults born before mid-2005 will not have immunisation records on the NIR. Your records will only be in your Well Child Book or held by your previous doctor.
- If you were fully immunised as a child (see guide below) then there is no need to have a further MMR.
- A single dose of MMR typically provides protection against measles to 95% of people vaccinated. Therefore the majority of people who have had one dose of MMR in the past and people who have had a single measles vaccine have a good level of protection.
- People born before 1969 are considered to be low risk and do not require vaccination.
The History of Immunisation in New Zealand*
- 1969: Measles vaccine introduced for children aged 10 months to 5 years who had not had measles, and for those aged under 10 years at special risk.
- 1974: The recommended age changed to 12 months.
- 1981: The recommended age changed to age 12–15 months.
- 1990: The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine was introduced for all children aged 12–15 months.
- 1992: A second dose of MMR was introduced for 11-year-olds.
- 2001: The second dose of MMR was changed from age 11 years to age 4 years. A school-based catch-up programme was offered for all 5-10 year olds.
- 2014: The 2-dose schedule at ages 15 months and 4 years continues to the present day.
- Those born overseas should contact the District Health Board (DHB) they last lived in and ask for the National Immunisation Register Department.
- If you do have a record of these, please bring these in so we can update your records.
IF YOU OR FAMILY SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE MEASLES, PLEASE DO NOT COME IN. CALL THE SURGERY FOR ADVICE. WE HAVE A STRICT PROCESS IN PLACE FOR SEEING PATIENTS WHO MA/Y HAVE AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE.