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

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Northland Immunisation Clinics 

Our Whangārei, Kerikeri, Dargaville and Kaitaia Vaccination clinics offer COVID-19, Influenza and all lifespan (from 6w) vaccinations for all eligible people.  There is more detailed immunisation information below. 

Go to HealthPoint for more information. 

 

 

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Kaitaia - 'Te Whare', Kaitaia Hospital (access via driveway off Redan Rd opposite Okahu Rd)

10am-5pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm Closed Closed 9 am - 3 pm Closed
               

Kerikeri - 1 Sammaree Place (entrance off Mill Lane)

10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 4 pm Closed 10 am- 5 pm  10 am - 4 pm 9 am - 3 pm Closed
               

Dargaville - 22a Normanby Street

10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 3 pm 10 am - 3 pm Closed Closed 9 am - 3 pm Closed
               

Whangārei - Northland Events Centre - 51 Okara Drive

10 am - 5 pm 8 am - 2 pm 10 am - 5 pm 11 am - 6 pm

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9 am - 4 pm Closed
               
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.

Go to our website page to find out where you can access vaccinations in Northland Northland Vaccination Clinics | Northland DHB

When to immunise your child

Northland DHB Drop-in Immunisation Clinics

All childhood and pregnancy immunisation (NOTE: Bostrix for 65+ and COVID-19 vaccinations are not available at these drop-in clinics).

(No appointment is needed at any of these Drop-In clinics):

  • 16 Commerce Street, Whangārei - Thursdays, 8.30am-4pm
  • 29 Rankin Street, Kaikohe - Thursdays, 9am-3.30pm. 

Our Whangārei, Kerikeri, Dargaville  and Kaitaia Vaccination clinics offer COVID-19, Influenza and all lifespan (from 6w) vaccinations for all eligible people.

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

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