Vaccination Services

A number of vaccinations are now available at your pharmacy to keep you and your family/ whanau protected. In 2014 over 14,000 consumers chose to have their flu vaccine at one of our pharmacies and now we also offer the whooping cough vaccine (for adults), Meningococcal disease vaccine (to people 16 years and over) and the Shingles vaccine (to people 16 years and over) from the same pharmacies. It’s a convenient and easily accessible service avilable without an appointment. Don’t assume you are immune.

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Flu Vaccination

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 13 years or over then you can get your flu vaccine from a trained pharmacist.

Whooping cough vaccine.

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 Vaccine

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.