Measles on the rise, book your free MMR vaccine!

Update 11/4/19: 18 cases in total in Auckland, most are in Central and West Auckland. One case visited Glenfield Whitecross on 4/4/19 between 6:30pm to 8:45pm. Update 27/3/19: 4 new cases but are household members of existing case. 1 new case, visited supermarkets in...

Meningococcal news update

There’s been interests and media coverage regarding meningococcal disease recently, mainly about 2 things. One is a new vaccine Bexsero is available from November 2018 to protect against Group B, the most common group/strain in NZ and the one responsible for the...

Vaccine news – BCG & Meningococcal B

BCG BCG is recommended for children under 5 years old who are at risk of Tuberculosis (TB), especially if planning to live for 3 months or longer in high risk countries including China, South East Asia and India. After more than 2 years being out of stock, they are...

Shingles vaccine now free for aged 65 to 80

Good news! The previously $200 Zostavax is now free for anyone turning 65 years. For those aged 66 to 80, the vaccine is free for 2 years (until 31 March 2020). Some people can’t have it though, in particularly if you are pregnant or immunocompromised, see our...