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Immunisations are provided at all primary care practices and are one of the most important services they provide. Immunisation has led to the decline of many lethal diseases including meningococcal B meningitis.

The National Immunisation Schedule offers a series of vaccines free to babies, children, adolescents and adults. Visit the Ministry of Health website http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/immunisation/new-zealand-immunisation-schedule to find out what vaccines are on the Schedule and when they are given.  Additional vaccines are provided free for certain eligible groups considered to be at high risk because of other medical conditions; find out more here http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/immunisation/new-zealand-immunisation-schedule. These and other vaccines such as travel vaccines can be purchased by other people if they want them.

Immunisations are given by a practice nurse or doctor, having ensured beforehand that the person is not ill or suffering from allergies. Risks associated with immunisation are very rare.

Children have their own document to keep a record of these injections. Under the age of 5 this is usually their Well Child/Tamariki Ora My Health Book. The immunisation record may need to be shown, for example, when starting school or early childcare. The staff will also record the immunisation details on New Zealand’s National Immunisation Register. This computerised information system holds details of all immunisations given to children here and will alert families when immunisations are due.

As of July 1st, 2017, the Chickenpox Vaccine is being added into the schedule at 15 months. Any child born after April 1st 2016 is entitled to have this free. If born before April 1st, 2016 it will be at a cost of $85.00.

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The Triangle, Waimauku

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Unit C12 Waimauku Village
5-19 Factory Road
Waimauku
Waitakere City 0812

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Unit C12 Waimauku Village
5-19 Factory Road
Waimauku
Waitakere City 0812

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Unit C12 Waimauku Village
5-19 Factory Road
Waimauku
Waitakere City 0812

This page was last updated at 9:35AM on May 22, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Silver Fern Medical Centre.