COVID19: What you need to know as of 25/11/21
Community cases of Delta variant, spreading outside of Auckland have dictated a change in our game plan
from elimination, to control and containment.
High vaccination rates are critical for this and there are numerous pharmacies, general practices and
community vaccination events in addition to the original clinics. Most are walk-in but you can book if you want. Simply click the button below or
phone 0800 28 29 26.
Book your Covid Vaccination
Vaccination is now approved for 12-15 year olds. Primary vaccination is still our main
focus but anyone 18 or older whose primary vaccination was more than six months ago can have a booster shot because immunity drops. It
remains high enough that a booster is not mandated at this stage for those for whom a primary course was. A third shot is also now offered
to immunocompromised people as part of the primary vaccination so immunocompromised patients get an adequate immune response. We are
recalling people we have identified, but if you think you may be in this category please ask.
There is a central process to apply for vaccination exemptions. For information and the application form click on the button below.
Visit Covid19 Ministry of Health Exemptions
Attitudes to vaccination are unfortunately becoming polarised and fewer unvaccinated people are
simply undecided. However we are still offering appointments to discuss the pros and cons of vaccination with the doctor or nurse of your choice.
If cost is a barrier we can help with this.
You can also visit the Immunisation Advisory Centre of NZ website by clicking on the button below.
Visit NZ Immunisation Advisory Centre
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 very helpful.
If you prefer to have your questions answered by a person you can ring the Healthline number 0800 611 116.
Covid Misinformation PDF
At the moment we are providing phone consultations or a face to face appointments with a mask. If you are unable to wear a mask, please
advise us. Unfortunately only phone consultations can be booked online via the MMH patient portal. All other appointments need to be
made by calling the surgery. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
We are providing Covid testing. All public testing clinics other than Nelson Medical and Injury Centre have closed.
Vaccination is an important tool but it is not our only tool. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Remember that you can access your vaccination
passport through the covid app.
Email Sharon about Covid app
Don’t let up on all the infection control and self-care measures either. These protect you from more than Covid. Keep up the good work
and stay safe.
Here are useful links for this: