Immunisation - in Pregnancy & for Infants
Immunisation while Pregnant
Immunisation against influenza (the flu) and pertussis (whooping cough) during pregnancy is recommended by the Ministry of Health and is free. Influenza immunisation is free for pregnant women during the influenza season, usually early March to the end of July. Talk to your midwife, GP or Practice Nurse to book your immunisation.
Immunisation for Infants
Immunisation is recommended by the World Health Organisation, the New Zealand Ministry of Health and medical authorities. Immunisations are free to all children in New Zealand. Talk to your GP or Practice Nurse to book your immunisation.
Protecting Baby from Whooping cough
The information below outlines the risks of whooping cough (pertussis) in pregnancy on the unborn child and gives guidance on pertussis immunity Whooping cough
More information about Immunisation
To find out more about immunisation, check out the Ministry of Health’s website or Immunisation Advisory Centre website. You can also telephone 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863) or Healthline (0800 611 116).