Immunisations and vaccinations
Vaccine update 2021
Posted on April 1, 2021
Read the latest information available on the rollout of influenza and COVID 19 vaccinations in NZ.
First COVID vaccinations for some of the Medplus Team
Posted on March 7, 2021
On Friday 5th March our practice manager got an unexpected call to say there were some vaccines not required by MIQ staff and would some of our nurses and doctors like to attend the Crown Plaza Hotel to get their first COVID vaccination.At short notice, ...
Off to University? Don't take any risks, vaccinate before you go.
Posted on Feb. 2, 2021
Are you off to University this year? Whilst living in hall can be the best days of your life, it can also be a high-risk time for your health. Now is the time to check all your vaccinations are up to date and that you take advantage of the new offering to get protection against some strains of meningitis for free. Do not assume that your parents made sure you had all the vaccinations you need, there are some that are either newly available or that you may have missed at school especially if you are male.
Book now for non funded flu vaccinations
Posted on April 23, 2020
Finally, we can offer flu vaccinations to those not eligible for a funded one. Our private flu vaccination campaign starts on Tuesday 28th April and you can book now, but only through our reception
Can I get a flu vaccination yet?
Posted on April 9, 2020
For those eligible for a funded flu vaccination please call reception to make an appointment. You may have read in the press that the date from which we can give flu vaccines to those who are not eligible and wish to pay for them, has been pushed out. It is now the 28th of April.
Flu vaccinations 2020
Posted on March 18, 2020
We are anticipating that there will be no difficulty in persuading our at-risk patients to have a flu vaccination this year. Fortunately, the flu vaccinations have arrived early, and we are ready to start vaccinating those in the eligible groups. Please note, it gives no protection against Covid 19, but it may keep you out of hospital during a period where hospital beds are going to be a scarce resource.
Measles Update October
Posted on Oct. 23, 2019
MMR vaccines are now being supplied in larger numbers. Check if you are eligible for one here.
Posted on Sept. 25, 2019
Measles UpdateAt the current time we have no control over the number of MMR vaccinations we are being supplied with. It has been indicated that until the end of the year we will only be allocated 20-30 vaccinations every 3 weeks, although we could probably ...
Measles Vaccination Update
Posted on Aug. 30, 2019
As you may be aware there is currently an outbreak of measles in Auckland. Consequently, the guidelines about vaccination are under flux.
Limited supplies of flu vaccine are now available
Posted on Aug. 1, 2019
Our Nurse Manager, Jenny, has worked hard to procure another batch of flu vaccinations. This is likely to be our last supply given the national shortage.
Posted on June 11, 2019
Much to our horror there is a national shortage of flu vaccines. We are now being given a very limited stock and are only allowed to administer them to those most at risk of flu and who are therefore entitled to a free flu vaccination.
Lest we forget…
Posted on June 11, 2019
Just over 100 years ago 21 families got the devastating news that their brave young sons, who courageously signed up to war in Europe, had died whilst based at the Narrow Neck Military Camp. Their post war deaths were not from war injuries but from influenza.
Measles - important messages
Posted on March 17, 2019
Please do not come into Medplus if you suspect you or your child could have measles. We will see you in your car in the car park. If you have booked an MMR vaccination please call reception in the morning of your appointment to check we have vaccines available.
Meningitis - dodging the bullet
Posted on Nov. 26, 2018
Meningitis is one of the most dreaded diseases, and with good reason. Infection of the brain's linings can misleadingly present as a flu like illness or it can strike so hard and fast that nothing can be done. Fortunately, a new vaccination is available to help protect against the deadliest type of meningitis, meningitis B.
Shingles – the funded vaccine has arrived
Posted on June 20, 2018
At last Pharmac have decided to protect the older members of our community and have funded a vaccine against shingles, Zostavax. Shingles is a nasty illness associated with a specific rash, most commonly seen in older adults. If you are aged between 65 years and 80 years book yours with the practice nurse.
Posted on June 20, 2018
Read about the importance of flu and whooping cough vaccinations in pregnancy then book yours today!
National shortage of anti-cancer vaccine causing delays
Posted on May 9, 2018
The bad news is that there is a shortage of vaccines available, and currently the only people being vaccinated are the 12-year olds in school.
The Flu Vaccine has arrived – do not delay!
Posted on April 5, 2018
After the worst flu season in decades in the Northern Hemisphere we are pleased that we finally have our flu vaccine supply, so we can start providing protection to our community. Get yours now.
Countdown to flu vaccinations
Posted on March 12, 2018
This year the vaccine is going to cover 4 strains of flu, rather than 3. It has been formulated to cover the H3N2 strain that has caused chaos in the northern hemisphere over their winter. The UK has nicknamed the deadly strain as Aussie Flu, and it is tipped to be the worst flu season in 20 years. The USA has also had a deadly flu season which has pushed their hospitals to breaking point.
NATIONAL VACCINE CHANGES
Posted on July 12, 2017
As of the 1st of July, a number of changes to the New Zealand Immunisation Schedule have come into effect
2017 Flu vaccine is now at Medplus
Posted on June 3, 2017
The best time to have the vaccine is prior to influenza entering the community, before the start of the winter season Dont delay - come in now.
2017 Influenza Vaccine is now available at Medplus
Posted on March 6, 2017
The best time to have the vaccine is prior to influenza entering the community, before the start of the winter season Dont delay - come in NOW
Posted on June 6, 2016
Shingles is a nasty illness associated with a specific rash
Posted on March 23, 2016
Flu vaccines are here! The more people who are protected against influenza, the less it can spread. Call TODAY to make an appointment with our nurse.
Immunisations in pregnancy
Posted on March 23, 2016
Pregnant women are far more vulnerable to flu viruses and are five times more likely to be hospitalised with flu than other groups.
Medplus Meningitis Update
Posted on Feb. 24, 2014
In order to decide whether immunisation is right for you or your family you need to understand the types of meningitis that can occur and understand the differences between immunisations on offer. Medplus has put together the following information to guide you, but we do welcome you to come in and discuss this with your GP. We do not carry all of these vaccinations in stock, but we can order in the vaccination for you if not. The prices are listed below and include the giving fee by the nurse. There is currently no funded immunisation against meningococcal disease.
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