Flu Vaccine Supply Issue

Unfortunately due to continued high demand there is now very limited stock of the flu vaccine in New Zealand.

To ensure that those most in need can get the flu vaccine, the Ministry of Health is asking General Practices and Pharmacists to ensure that only those who are eligible for a publicly funded vaccine receive the vaccination at his time.  Eligible groups are:

  • Pregnant women
  • Those aged 65 and over
  • Children aged 4 and under with serious respiratory illness
  • People with severe asthma using regular preventers, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health conditions that make them more susceptible to influenza

If you are unsure of your eligibility please call 385 3114 to discuss with a nurse.  Thank you.