The 2023 Influenza Vaccines has arrived! Book now for your free vaccination* for qualifying NZ residents & citizens
FLUAD Influenza Vaccine is available as of the 1st of April 2023. This will give extra protection for all patients over the age of 65. Please ring to make the booking. This will cost $53. There is still the FREE influenza vaccine available for all children under the age of 12, and all patients over the age of 65 (for our Maori and Pacific Island community, if is free over the age of 55) and for all patients with certain chronic medical conditions. Please ring now to book. We have set aside special time to vaccinate our patients.
If you do not qualify for the free vaccination, and you do not qualify Fluad, then the Afluria Influenza vaccine will cost $45.
Immunisations are provided at all primary care practices and are one of the most important services they provide. Immunisation has led to the decline of many lethal diseases including, most recently, meningococcal B meningitis.
Babies are routinely immunised for tetanus, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis B and haemophilus, which are now combined in one injection. Injections are normally be done by specially qualified nurses or doctors, having ensured beforehand that the child is not ill or suffering from allergies. Each child has his or her own document to keep a record of these injections (ex: Plunket book). The immunisation record will need to be shown, for example, when starting school. The staff will also record the immunisation details on New Zealand's National Immunisation Register. This information system holds details of all immunisations given to children here. The computer will alert families when immunisations are due.
Pneumococcal vaccine, Chicken Pox, Shingles and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are now included in the immunisation programme. These injections and the influenza vaccine is provided free for many groups, some age groups are free, and some are not, please ask our friendly staff regarding the information. Patients can also request travel vaccines but since these carry no government subsidy, you will have to pay for them.
Reactions to immunisation are increasingly extremely rare following improvements in vaccine research and production.
For more information click on the following link http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/immunisation
At Auckland Central Medical we strongly advise all our patients to be fully immunised.
All of our staff are priviledged to have received their Pfizer COVID vaccine.
We are able to provide you with a letter of proof of your COVID vaccination so long as we have proof of your vaccination loaded in our system (this is sent directly to us if you inform the vaccination centre that we are your General Practice). There is a $37 administration fee for the certificate, in addition to any other fees that will be applicable. Please provide your passport name only.