There are a range of vaccinations and immunisations available to ensure you and your whanau’s ongoing health and safety.
Meningococcal disease is a serious condition which can cause meningitis and septicimia (blood poisoning). Ensuring that your vaccination is up to date is important.
Meningococcal ACWY is now available for individual between 13 – 25 years who are entering or currently living in boarding hostels, halls of residence, military barracks or prisions. This vaccine will protect again the meningitis strains ACWY, which are commonly spread via saliva, sharing drinks and living close together.
Shingles is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus and can present as a rash or blisters, generally on the torso of the body.
The shingles vaccine is funded for those over 65 years of age. To find out more, please visit www.immune.org.nz
Influenza (Flu) is a common disease which affects people through all ages and stages of their life. There is no cure for the flu, however, ensuring that you have the available influenza vaccination each year can help to decrease the effects of the virus.
Each year, Burwood Health offers the most up-to-date vaccine available, and for some patients, this vaccination is funded.
Whooping Cough Vaccination
Whooping cough is a serious illness that can affect babies and children. The whooping cough vaccination is given to children as a part of their childhood immunisation course.
It is recommended that all pregnant women have a Whooping Cough vaccination to help protect themselves and their unborn child.
If you would like to find out more about the range of vaccinations available, please contact our team on 03 383 0219