Immunisations

Immunisation is a way of preventing infectious diseases. Vaccinations are offered to babies, children and adults to protect against serious and preventable diseases.

Immunisation is an effective way to protect your child from childhood illnesses such as measles, mumps and whooping cough.  Although regarded as ‘childhood illnesses’, some children may have serious side effects from these childhood illnesses.

There are a number of websites with the basic information about how, why and when we immunise, as well as information about the vaccines themselves. Three that may be helpful to you are:

http://www.immune.org.nz/

http://www.wellchild.org.nz/39/immunisation#_Key_points_to

http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/immunisation

All of our nurses have a current immunisation certificate.  We provide all immunisation services such as routine immunisations for babies and children, influenza, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and Hepatitis B.

The National Immunisation Schedule
http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/immunisation/new-zealand-immunisation-schedule
Age Diseases covered and vaccines
6 weeks Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (INFANRIX® -hexa)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (SYNFLORIX®)
3 months Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (INFANRIX® -hexa)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (SYNFLORIX®)
5 months Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (INFANRIX® -hexa)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (SYNFLORIX®)
15 months Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (Act-HIB)
Measles/Mumps/Rubella
1 injection (M-M-R® ll)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (SYNFLORIX®)
4 years Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio
1 injection (INFANRIX™-IPV)
Measles/Mumps/Rubella
1 injection (M-M-R® ll)
11 years Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
1 injection (BOOSTRIX™)
12 years
girls only
Human papillomavirus
3 doses given over 6 months (GARDASIL®)
45 years Diphtheria/Tetanus
1 injection (ADT™ Booster)
65 years Diphtheria/Tetanus
1 injection (ADT™ Booster)
Influenza
1 Injection (annually)

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