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Immunisation - protecting your whakapapa

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Northland Mobile Immunisation Clinics

Clinics are held in the 'Ngā Tātai Ihorangi' van (pictured below)

Upcoming clinics

Visit our online calendar Immunisation | Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau (northlanddhb.org.nz) or refer to table below.
 

Date and time

Area

Location

 

 

 

Monday 20 May
10:00am - 2:30pm
Kaikohe Broadway Health, 36 Broadway
Tuesday 21 May
10:00am - 4:00pm
Dargaville Dargaville Hospital, 77 Awakino Road
Wednesday 22 May
9:00am - 1:00pm
Maungaturoto Plunket Clinic, 100 Hurndall Street East
Thursday 23 May
8:30am - 6:00pm
Whangārei Tuia Te Ora | Commerce Central, 16-24 Commerce Street (look for flag around back of building)
Thursday 23 May
9:00am - 4:00pm
Kerikeri 1 Sammaree Place
Saturday 25 May
9:00am - 4:00pm
Whangārei Tuia Te Ora | Commerce Central, 16-24 Commerce Street (look for flag around back of building)

 

Measles

Measles is a serious disease that can make you very sick. Getting immunised is the best way to protect you, your whānau and community from catching and spreading measles. 

If you’re aged 18-34, you may not have been fully vaccinated against measles. 

To find an Immunisation clinic near you go to Healthpoint 
Immunisation • Northland • Healthpoint

To find a COVID-19 testing clinic near you go to Healthpoint
COVID-19 Testing • Northland • Healthpoint


FREE masks and RATs for the public and Distribution Sites in Northland (Monday to Friday) 

RATs will continue to be available for free until 30 June 2024.

You can pick up free RATs from participating pharmacies and RAT collection sites across the motu.
Find your nearest collection site: https://healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/

Ring 0800 222 478 if you live rurally, have a disability, are immunocompromised or have difficulty accessing RATs and need some additional information and support. This includes delivery if necessary.

Free P2/N95 masks continue to be available to those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 until 30 June 2024. Medical masks remain free for everyone until 29 February 2024.

Find collection sites that offer free masks: https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/?covidTesting
We encourage you to call ahead to make sure they are in stock before you go.

Find out more about testing: https://info.health.nz/conditions-treatments/infectious-diseases/covid-19/testing-and-reporting/

Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau COVID-19 RATs Community Collection Sites

Kaitaia Kaitaia Hospital Main Reception
Kerikeri 1 Sammaree Place, Kerikeri
Dargaville Dargaville Hospital Reception
Whangārei

District Nursing Clinic, Commerce Street

 

Me whakapapa te ora - Immunisation is one way to protect whakapapa

Ngā Tātai Ihorangi provides health services for the first 2000 days of a tamariki life.  Immunising our tamariki against vaccine preventable diseases not only protects them but also others in the community, those who cannot be immunised or have low immunity.

Key points to remember about immunisation:

  • immunisation protects your child against a range of serious and sometimes fatal diseases
  • immunisation on time is the most effective way to protect pregnant mums, babies and children from preventable disease
  • immunisations begin when your child is 6 weeks old
  • immunisations on the National Immunisation Schedule are free in New Zealand for babies, children and young people until their 18th birthday
  • the benefits of immunisation far outweigh the risks.  
Why does my child need immunisation?

In the past, diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough killed many children. Today, we use vaccines to immunise children against these and other diseases.

Immunisation has wiped out some of the killer diseases of childhood in New Zealand.

  • Tetanus is very rare - although it still happens in children who haven't been immunised
  • New Zealand is free of polio and diphtheria.

But, these diseases still exist in other countries.

The National Immunisation Schedule is designed to provide the best protection for our tamariki, their whānau and the hapori whānui (wider community).

Immunisations are free and normally provided at your Te Whatu Ora, Māori Health Service, Community Health Centre or GP practice.

Once pēpi is a few weeks old, you should receive a welcome letter or text encouraging you to make an appointment at six weeks for pēpis first immunisations.

If you are undecided about vaccination, please have a discussion with the practice nurse or visit www.immune.org.nz and/or call 0800 IMMUNE.

The Aotearoa Immunisation Register records childhood immunisations. 

 

When to immunise your child

Tamariki Hauora Clinic

All childhood and pregnancy immunisations available.

  • 22B Commerce Street, Whangārei - Thursdays, 8.30am-4pm (drop-in; no appointment needed)

For information on these other Vaccination Clinics go to this website page. 

See below for summary of when to immunise or the current schedule is be viewed on the HealthEd website.

 

Age 

Disease to protect against 

Pregnancy

1 injection covers: tetanus diphtheria whooping cough (pertussis) 1 injection covers: influenza.

The 6-week immunisations

1 dose by mouth covers: rotavirus

1 injection covers: diphtheria tetanus whooping cough (pertussis) polio hepatitis B Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

1 injection covers: pneumococcal disease.

The 3-month immunisations

1 dose by mouth covers: rotavirus

1 injection covers: diphtheria tetanus whooping cough (pertussis) polio hepatitis B Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).

The 5-month immunisations

1 injection covers: diphtheria tetanus whooping cough (pertussis) polio hepatitis B Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

1 injection covers: pneumococcal disease.

The 12-month immunisations

1 injection covers: measles mumps rubella

1 injection covers: pneumococcal disease.

The 15-month immunisations

1 injection covers: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

1 injection covers: measles mumps rubella

1 injection covers: chickenpox (varicella).

The 4 years immunisations

1 injection covers: diphtheria tetanus whooping cough (pertussis) polio.

The 11 & 12 years immunisations

1 injection covers: tetanus diphtheria whooping cough (pertussis)

2 injections, 6 months apart covers*: human papillomavirus (HPV).

*Those aged 15 years or older need 3 doses.


Immunisation for older adults

Click here for immunisation information for older adults. 

Age 

 Disease to protect against 
45 Years

1 Injection Covers tetanus diphtheria whooping cough (pertussis)

65 Years

1 Injection Covers tetanus diphtheria whooping cough (pertussis)

1 Injection Covers Influenza (check here for eligility)

1 Injection Covers Shingles.

Video resources

Immunisation protects against preventable diseases

 

Enrol with a midwife and enrol baby with a GP

Immunise against Influenza and Pertussis during pregnancy

 

Immunisation - A parents view

Influenza and Pregnancy

Kim was 36 weeks pregnant when she became ill with influenza and had to have an emergency caesarean delivery to save her life. She had a prolonged period of unconsciousness and a very long recovery period, missing out on the first six weeks of her babies’ lives.

   

Con Waikimmune

Immune V2

  Immune V1

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