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Outreach Immunisation:
Outreach Immunisation Services (OIS) are for children and families/Whanau that are not accessing immunisation services provided by General Practice. These services are provided in an attempt to immunise those children who have been identified as having missed some or all of their scheduled childhood immunisations. OIS are one of an Integrated set of strategies aimed at improving immunisation coverage and ensuring that people have access to services that empower them to make informed decisions with regard to immunisation.

Who is eligible for OIS?
All children 0-6 (inclusive) years who have not accessed scheduled immunisation services and where primary health care services are unable to either locate them or have not been successful in bringing the family/Whanau into the primary health care service for their immunisation.

How are these services provided?
OIS offer flexible arrangements for immunisation services i.e. by providing services both in the home or community settings. At the EBPHA, the Immunisation Advocate supports and accompanies the Outreach Vaccinator into the community, following up and providing information for families who have children that have missed vaccination.

The OIS provides vaccination services for the Eastern Bay of Plenty region to include Kawerau, Whakatane, Taneatua, Ruatoki, Waimana, Opotiki and beyond.

Rheumatic Fever Prevention:
EBPHA provides clinical oversight of Rheumatic Fever prevention services. 

Local providers visit identified primary schools to swab children with sore throats, to potentially reduce the incidence of Rheumatic Fever.

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Bay Of Plenty 3120

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5 Louvain Street
Bay Of Plenty 3120

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PO Box 664
Whakatane 3158

This page was last updated at 2:21PM on March 18, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance (EBPHA) - Community Nursing.