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...

A new year, a new YOU

Happy new year! With a new year, it’s a great opportunity to evaluate the year just been, and think about want you want to get out of this year. It’s a good time for a “warrant of fitness”, and if you have any health related new year...

World Osteoporosis Day is October 20th

Osteoporosis is common and under-diagnosed in New Zealand. It’s a condition where your bones are weak and are at risk of fractures. To help protect your bones we recommend adequate vitamin D/sun exposure, dietary calcium and keeping physically active. If you...