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- Immunisation Schedule
- Flu Vaccination
- Gardasil (HPV)
- Rotarix (Rotavirus)
- Synflorix (Pneumococcal)
- Twinrix (Hep A & B)
- Valrilrix (Chicken Pox)
- Immunisation Information Websites
Our Doctors and Nurses are availble to give vaccinations.
The New Zealand National Immunisation Schedule is a series of immunisations (including boosters) given at specific times between the ages of six weeks and twelve years.
To get the best possible protection, have the immunisations on time, every time.
Boostrix is a booster vaccination given to children over 10 years and adults against three life threatening bacterial infections.
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Influenza (the flu) is an infectious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Influenza is not just a ‘bad cold’ – it is a more serious illness that may lead to complications, particularly in people with an existing medical condition.
GARDASIL is the only HPV vaccine that helps protect your child against 4 types of HPV.
GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so future cervical cancer screenings will be important for your daughter. GARDASIL does not treat cervical cancer or genital warts.
Like other vaccines your child may have received, GARDASIL works best when given before there is any contact with the relevant HPV types. Girls and boys as young as 9 years of age can get vaccinated.
Whilst disease is rare from groups A, Y and W135 in New Zealand the vaccine provides protection while travelling (group A is the most common strain outside of New Zealand).
Who can benefit from Menactra?
Menningococcal disease can be devastating. If you want to protect yourself or your family, ask your Doctor or Practice Nurse if Menactra is right for you.
For additional information:regarding Menactra:
Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe vomiting and diarrhoea in babies and young children in New Zealand.
It is highly contagious and the virus can be passed on from an infected person about two days prior the to symptoms.
The illness can begin suddenly and the most common symptoms are:
Severe cases can result in hospital admission as a result of dehydration. If left untreated can cause death.
Synflorix is a vaccine to help protect against pneumococcal Infections which are caused by the bug Streptococcus Pneumoniae. It is included in the National Immunisation Schedule.
The Streptococcus Pneumoniae bug can also cause:
The Twinrix vaccine works by helping your body produce its own protection (antibodies) against hepatitis A and B.
Hepatitis A is spread through contact with the faeces of an infected person.
It can be passed on through:
The most infectious period for hepatitis A is usually from two weeks before until one week after the onset of jaundice.
A blood test will show if someone has hepatitis A infection.
Thorough hand-washing with soap and water stops the infection from being passed on to other people. General household hygiene, advised at all times, includes:
Bed-linen, underpants, towels and handkerchiefs used during the illness should be washed in hot water and detergent.
Hepatitis B is spread through the blood and body fluids of an infected person.
It can be passed on through:
The most infectious period is from several weeks before someone is unwell until several weeks – or even months – later. Some people remain carriers of the hepatitis B virus for life. Carriers of the hepatitis B virus can spread the disease even though they are not sick.
A blood test will show if someone has hepatitis B infection or is a carrier of the virus.
Hepatitis B is very unlikely to be passed on by blood transfusions, due to the high level of safety of blood products used in New Zealand. Tests and checks on blood donations minimise the risk for infection.
For detailed information on Twinrix:
Approximately 90% of children are expected to get chickenpox before adolescence.
Each year there are 150-200 cases of severe chicken pox which require hospital admission.
The infection usually starts with:
Click here to read more about the virus and the infectious period.