Limited flu vaccine supply in NZ

1.2 million doses of flu vaccines have been given nationwide this year thus far, and unfortunately due to this unprecedented demand, NZ is now left with very little stock. The Ministry of Health has requested that flu vaccines be given only to high risk groups:...

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...