A number of vaccinations are now available at your pharmacy to keep you and your family/ whanau protected. In 2013 over 8,500 consumers chose to have their flu vaccine at a pharmacy and now you can access the whooping cough and Meningococcal disease vaccine from the same pharmacies. These are serious illnesses for which Pharmacists are now able to provide vaccines.
It's a convenient and easily accessible service without an appointment.
Don't assume you are immune.
Influenza is a serious illness and the best protection you can get is an annual flu vaccine. If you currently pay for your vaccine and are 18 or over then you can get your flu vaccine from a trained pharmacist.
We have a number of options for you and one of them is the world's smallest vaccine needle.
Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease. Most people are aware of the serious impacts on young babies and children but it is important as an adult to have a booster vaccine to prevent passing the disease on.
In over 70% of cases newborn babies catch whooping cough from parents or other close family members. It is recommended adults have a booster every 10 years. Vaccinating adults can help reduce exposure of young babies to whooping cough and you can now access your vaccine at selected pharmacies.
Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease and is easy to catch. We have heard. If you are 18 years and older you can NOW access your whooping cough vaccine at selected pharmacies. It’s easily accessible and convenient. Protect our children by ensuring you get vaccinated.
The ONE News clip here shows the harrowing effects of Whooping cough.
Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes two very serious illnesses: Meningitis and septicaemia. It can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms can be likened to other illnesses. There are many different groups and strains of meningococcal bacteria and the vaccines available at selected pharmacies protects against strains A, C, Y and W-135. The vaccine is recommended by the Ministry of Health for young people living in hostels or boarding school (amongst others who are at increased risk). If you are 16 years of age and older you can access a Meningococcal vaccine at selected pharmacies. Don’t assume you’re immune, come on in and ask to see your pharmacist who will advise if this vaccine is suitable for you.