We have been advised that the flu vaccination roll out will begin on 14th April. It will be a staggered rollout following the below schedule which is set by the Ministry of Health:
14th – 20th April: Over 65 years of age ONLY.
21st – 27th April: Over 65s plus people with an eligible medical condition (e.g. asthma, diabetes etc). The Ministry have since advised that this cohort may be delayed until May due to vaccine supply. We will keep you updated.
28th April ongoing: The rest of the population.
This year we will wait until we receive the flu vaccinations in the practice before booking patients. As soon as we have them we will send out a message on our Health 365 patient portal or via text message to let you know.
If you would like any information about the COVID vaccination rollout, please go to the Ministry of Health website.
Lots of young people aged between 15 and 30 years didn’t get fully immunised when they were children. DID YOU?
You may be at risk of catching and spreading measles if you weren’t immunised as a child.
Getting immunised is something you can do to keep your whānau and community safe from infectious diseases.
Over the next few weeks, Springlands Health will be getting in touch with all patients that we do not have a record of receiving the MMR vaccination to offer this to you. If you do not hear from us but are concerned that you may not have received the vaccination, please feel free to give one of our team a call and they will be able to assist you with finding this information out. In the meantime, please click on the links below to view the information and videos on the MMR vaccine produced by the Ministry of Health.
Areare mai ngā taringa e hoa mā! Listen up!
Measles is an extremely infectious disease and it doesn’t take much to start an outbreak – BUT there is something we can all do to reduce the risk and keep our whānau safe!
Awhikiritia tō tinana! Get immunised!
It’s easy, just contact your local GP or participating pharmacies and get immunised for free.
Be a Guardian of the Future. Immunise against measles.
View information sheet here; protectagainstmeasles.org.nz
Information Video One;
Click here to view video
Information Video Two;
Click here to view video
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE
All patients with flu like symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, sore throat) who have recently travelled or believe they have been in contact with someone with Coronavirus MUST NOT attend the Practice.
If you already have an appointment booked, please contact us prior to your scheduled appointment if you are experiencing these symptoms. Please DO NOT present at the surgery until you have spoken with a member of our medical team on the telephone. Please call us on 03-578-0979, or out of hours please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (Coronavirus Hotline)
Thank you in advance for your cooperation with the above, we want to ensure that we keep you our patients and our staff safe and well this winter.
Our Patient Portal, run by Health365 is now up and running. This is a free service to all Springlands Health registered patients aged 16 & over. Signing up is easy, just ask one of our friendly staff for an application form next time you visit us and once activated you will be able to book appointments online, order repeat prescription, view test results & much more. Click on the link here for more information: https://bit.ly/39iKqIz
This Vaccine is now available to everyone aged up to 26 years of age. Originally promoted as the ‘Cervical Cancer vaccine’, research has now shown that it is effective in the prevention of other cancers caused by the HPV virus such as anal, throat, penile cancers and genital warts. This is a very safe vaccine with minimal side effects and has been available for several years for girls but has now been made available as a funded vaccine to boys as well. Please call us with any enquiries or to book on 03 5780979.