A full range of vaccinations are offered for children and adults. This includes :
The childhood immunisation schedule vaccines: Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis B, Haemophilus, Pneumococcal, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, rotavirus
Immunisations for high risk groups, due to medical conditions
HPV / ‘Gardasil’ vaccine
(9-)12 to 26 year old are eligible and funded by Ministry of Health
Meningitis vaccineThis is funded by the Ministry of Health to the following group and can be purchased by others wanting protection. Some types of meningitis are vaccine preventable. Please enquire to nurses or doctor to see if there is one to suit you or your children. Those at greatest risk are those who are exposed to tobacco smoke, have other respiratory infections, spending time with or living in close proximity of others (eg hostels, day cares, any crowded area, those who have reduced immunity and some ethnicities.
From 1 December 2019, people aged 13-25 years living in boarding school hostels, tertiary education halls of residence, military barracks, or prisons, can receive a single dose of meningococcal ACWY vaccine (Menactra) free of charge REF: https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/meningococcal-disease-including-meningitis
Influenza vaccine– seasonal April to December https://www.fightflu.co.nz/
Pneumococcal vaccine some people with higher risk are funded and is also recommended to those who are – over 65, predisposed to infection due to a respiratory disease. https://www.immune.org.nz/vaccines/available-vaccines/pneumovax23
MMR – Measles Mumps Rubella for adults 15-30 years+ catch up
Immunisations for pregnant women – Diphtheria Tetanus Whooping Cough are funded. https://www.immune.org.nz/hot-topic/boostrix-recommended-16-weeks-every-pregnancy
Partners and family can pay.
Shingles – ‘Zostavax’: is a 65 year old vaccine and until the end of December 2020 those who are 66-80 can receive this funded. Anyone over 50 years can pay.
Travel vaccines – Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Typhoid, Meningitis are either in stock or can be ordered.
Triple vaccine – Diphtheria Tetanus Whooping cough is now available to replace Diphtheria Tetanus at age 45 and age 65. The aim of this is to improve the wider community protection from whooping cough as well as keeping Diphtheria at bay and protect individuals from Tetanus if injured.
Also vaccines for those with additional disease prevention needs – People include, genetic disorders, household contacts of hepatitis B, those with immunosuppression or after chemotherapy, transplants, splenectomy and many more.
Recommendations for off the beaten track travel we recommended a consultation with Worldwise Travel.