COVID19: What you need to know as at 07/06/21
The question on everyone’s lips at the moment is when can I have my Covid Vaccination and who will
contact me to let me know?
We have some good news for you. The Covid Vaccination Clinics are now booking appointments for all those 65 and over, and for patients with significant health conditions. These are the following:
Anyone eligible for funded flu vax including pregnancy – Benefits believed to outweigh risks of Covid at all stages of pregnancy but we suggest discussion with your doctor or midwife
Immunocompromised/Living with HIV
Severe mental illness
Significant disability or being a caregiver for someone with a significant disability
Chronic renal disease
Stroke or Heart disease
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You will be contacted with the booking number to call if you are in this group. You will find you may not get through initially as there are about 50,000 people in this group.
Covid Vaccination is being done in community clinics rather than here because the Pfizer vaccine has specific storage requirements. Everyone falls
into one of four groups that determines eligibility for the vaccine. The first two groups have already been recalled. The recall for the
third group comprising all those over sixty-five, and those with a disability or high risk health condition is underway. Everyone else over the age of sixteen is in Group four. Group four will be recalled later in the year.
The Covid Vaccination site closest to Nelson Family Medicine is 16 Paru Paru Road. If you live out of town you will be able to book at clinics closer to where you live.
The recall for Group three is happening now, although it will take time to recall everyone. You may not be vaccinated at the same
time as other people you know. It is important to remember that we can afford to be patient because we are lucky enough not to have Covid in
If you would like to check your eligibility for Covid Vaccination now use the button below.
Check your eligibility for Covid Vaccination
If you are in Group one, two or three and haven't been recalled so far then email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can look into this for you.
Please make sure you are eligible and have gone through the qualifying process for eligibility above before sending any emails. Many thanks.
Email Sharon Nelson Family Medicine
If you are not in group one, two or three but want an early Covid vaccination on compassionate grounds, push the button below to complete the
process to apply for this.
Visit MOH & Apply for Early Vaccine
Vaccination is free for all New Zealanders. 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. Vaccination is an important tool to keep us safe but we mustn't forget all the other measures we have been doing this past year. Keep up the good work and stay safe.
Flu vaccinations have arrived and flu clinics are now open to everyone, not just those over sixty-five.
These are bookable online via ManagemyHealth or by phoning the surgery. As usual Flu vaccinations will be done here at Nelson Family Medicine. If
you are over sixty five or are at higher risk of flu or Covid because of a medical condition we encourage you to get your Flu vaccination promptly. This is so you can also get your first Covid Vaccine as soon as you are offered it, because two weeks between the Flu and Covid
Vaccinations is advised.