Immunisations

ImmunisationsThe full range of routine childhood immunisations are provided at QuayMed and are one of the most important services we provide. Immunisation has led to the decline of many lethal diseases including, most recently, meningococcal B meningitis.

Babies are routinely immunised for tetanus, polio, whooping cough, diphtheria, hepatitis B and haemophilus B, which are now combined in one injection and given at the same time as immunisation for pneumococcal disease. Immunisation for measles, mumps and rubella are also provided in one injection. Injections are normally done by our specially qualified nurses having ensured beforehand that the child is not ill or suffering from allergies. Each child’s immunisations are recorded in their Well Child book. The immunisation record will need to be shown, for example, when starting school or early childcare. Immunisation details are also recorded on New Zealand’s National Immunisation Register. The computer will alert families when immunisations are due. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is now included in the immunisation programme and the HPV vaccine is free for girls and young women born from 1 January 1990. All immunisations provided under the New Zealand Immunisation Schedule are free of charge.

We also offer seasonal influenza each year which is free to all eligible groups.

For more information click on the following link:
www.moh.govt.nz/immunisation.html

For a summary of the current New Zealand National Immunisation Schedule click on the following link:
http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/immunisation-schedule

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