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National Childhood Immunisation Schedule

Measles and Whooping Cough (pertussis)

What is Meningococcal Disease

FREE Meningococcal C Vaccination FOR A LIMITED PERIOD!

Influenza

Influenza, or “flu”, is a common illness caused by a virus. Most cases occur during the winter months. It is easily spread to others through talking, coughing and sneezing. People are always at risk for getting flu because the virus types or strains are always changing. Most people who get flu will recover, but some cases can lead to serious complications or even death. The very young, those 65 years and older, those with weakened immune systems, and women who are pregnant are at higher risk for flu complications. For this reason the influenza immunisation is provided FREE to these groups.

The influenza vaccine is available NOW ONLY UNTIL THE END OF JULY.

Influenza immunisation is available FREE for those who:

  • are pregnant
  • regularly use an asthma preventer
  • have diabetes
  • have heart disease
  • have kidney problems
  • have cancer
  • have a serious medical condition
  • or are aged 65 years or over
If you do not have one of these eligible conditions, you still benefit from an influenza immunisation available, at a small cost.

For further information see: http://www.fightflu.co.nz/Ministry of Health  and IMAC


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