COVID19: What you need to know as of 11/10/21
Community cases of Delta variant, spreading outside of Auckland have dictated a change in our game plan from elimination,
to control and containment. Vaccination now becomes critical.
The numbers of vaccination places has increased in response. There are now pharmacies, general practices and community
vaccination events in addition to the original clinics. Most are walk-in but you can still book if you want. Simply click the button below or phone 0800 28 29 26.
Vaccination is now approved for 12-15 year olds. Children can accompany parents for booked or walk-in vaccinations. Either the young person (if deemed competent)
or their parent/guardian can give consent.
Once again the recommended interval between doses has been changed. It is back to the original three week gap to provide immunity quicker. Of course you can
still choose a longer interval.
Book your Covid Vaccination
We are finding that a lot of unvaccinated patients want the opportunity to discuss their concerns about the pros
and cons of vaccination with their own doctor or nurse. We are providing assistance with this. Make an appointment either over the phone or face to face. If cost
is a barrier we can help with this. 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 visit.
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.
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
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 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 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.
Email Sharon about Covid app
Don’t let up on all the infection control and self-care measures we can use. They protect you from more than Covid. Keep up the good work and stay safe.
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