COVID19: What you need to know as of 07/09/21
Once again our efforts are paying off and we are moving down alert levels. Thanks to everyone for playing their part.
At level 2 you can have either a phone consultation or a face to face consultation with a mask. If you are unable to wear a mask please ring and advise us. You can make either type booking by phone but only phone consultations online via MMH. The fee is the same for both consultation types but you will only be charged once if your problem requires an examination in addition to the phone consultation.
There is a lot of misinformation circulating. If you, family members or friends are unsure what to believe any longer the PDF link below is
Covid Misinformation PDF
Nelson Marlborough’s vaccination rollout is the most successful in the country, but we can’t be complacent. It is more important than ever to book
your first vaccine.The first
vaccine gives about 85% protection and the gap between first and second has been increased because it has been shown that a longer gap gives
better protection and more people can receive their first vaccine quickly. Vaccination is now approved for 12-15 year olds. Booking is via 0800
28 29 26 or the bookmyvaccine website.
Book your Covid Vaccination
Children can accompany parents to booked vaccines. Either the young person (if deemed competent) or their parent/guardian can give consent.
If you have doubts or questions talk to our doctors and nurses.
If you need information about the Covid Vaccination there is an Immunisation Advisory Centre of NZ website you may like to visit or just use the
button below to view.
Visit NZ Immunisation Advisory Centre
If you prefer to have your questions answered by a person you can ring the Healthline number 0800 611 116.
Some patients seem reluctant to go to a covid vaccination centre, preferring vaccination here. Some have doubts and want to discuss these with someone
they trust first. If you feel this way and want us to provide this service please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email Sharon about vaccination
Vaccination is an important tool to keep ourselves, our whanau, our community and the whole
country safe. It is not our only tool however.
Contact tracing is equally important. Record your movements without fail. This makes contact tracing as fast and easy as it needs to be.
The Covid App makes it easy to scan QR codes and receive notifications of potentially infectious contacts. Let us know if you need help with the
technology by emailing email@example.com. If you don’t have, or don’t want the technology there is nothing wrong with manual recording.
Have a notepad beside your bed and jot it down before you go to sleep.
Email Sharon about Covid app
Testing is only being done in general practice and Medical and Injury now. The public testing centres have closed,
but the vaccination centres are still open.
Don’t let up on all the infection control measures we can use. They protect you from more than Covid. Keep up the good work and stay safe.