Northland Vaccination Status as at 25 Oct 2021
Update 27 October 2021 - 3.30pm
In this update:
Northland remains in Alert Level 2. There are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to report in Northland, with cases in the region, associated with this outbreak, remaining at seven.
However, people living in Northland are urged to remain vigilant and get tested if they have any symptoms that could be COVID-19.
Yesterday there were 933 COVID-19 tests completed in Northland and 1,383 vaccinations – 544 first doses and 839 second doses.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Northland, associated with the current outbreak, is now seven.
If you don’t have COVID-19 symptoms but are concerned please go and get tested.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are like common illnesses such as a cold or influenza. You may have one or more of the following:
Less typical symptoms may include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, or confusion/irritability.
Symptoms tend to appear 5 days after a person has been infected but can take 14 days to show. The virus can be passed on to others before they know they have it – from up to 2 days before symptoms develop. Additionally, it is possible to be infected without having any symptoms.
Stay home if you are sick, and call Healthline for advice on getting a test: phone 0800 358 5453.
Our hospitals are continuing to operate under Alert Level 2 with a revised Visitor Policy in place. You should access health care services as usual, and you can travel to access health care, if you need to.
Anyone who has a hospital appointment in Northland should attend their appointment if they are well. Some appointments may be held virtually (using Zoom or phone) – you will be advised if this is the case for you.
Note that we are currently screening all visitors at the hospital entrance, which may add a few extra minutes at the beginning of your visit. All visitors must wear a face mask.
If you are pregnant or caring for a newborn baby, it is understandable that you may be experiencing heightened levels of anxiety and distress while New Zealand is working to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Please note that our maternity facilities will remain open to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are due to give birth, please check with your midwife or lead Maternity Carer (LMC) about the plans they have in place for you.
Your postnatal in-person visits may be affected. Your midwife will do as much as possible over the phone or via video calling. Physical assessments of you and your baby will still occur but will be done as quickly as possible.
If you require support with breastfeeding your midwife will be able to provide this. For further information please visit Ministry of Health.
My COVID Record Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 16 and over can now view their COVID-19 vaccination records online.