UPDATE 2 APRIL 2020: Flu vaccines have started to trickle in, but stocks are very limited and will continue to be very limited at least until the end of April. We are aware that the PM has urged New Zealanders to get flu vaccines, but we are unfortunately restricted by stocks of vaccine still needing to be flown in from overseas. Ministry of Health has directed us to give vaccines to the vulnerable groups first. Thus we will be giving flu jabs to the following hopefully from the middle of April, before other groups.
Firstly: Those over 65 AND one of the following conditions: heart disease, asthma and lung disease, kidney disease, stroke, diabetes, immune conditions. Pregnant women. We will call you for this group.
Secondly: Those over 65 without medical conditions, and those under 65 with medical conditions. Vulnerable children identified as such by Ministry and on the vulnerable children list. We will call you for this group.
Once we have immunised these most vulnerable groups, we will open up the flu vaccine slots for regular bookings. There will be no walk-in flu vaccines this year. Please note you will need to wait outside until it is your turn (bring a jumper and umbrella as the carpark may be full).
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Kia Kaha!! Your team at Ellerslie Medical.