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For Covid-19 Vaccinations
Making an appointment:
In Level 3 and 4 we are open during our usual hours to meet your health needs. We will conduct most appointments by phone or video. Please see here for information about making a virtual phone or video appointment. If you feel you need to be seen in person, please phone our nurse on 096234599.
We are still doing routine childhood vaccinations. We ask that all patients over 6 years old wear a mask in our building.
If you have acute respiratory symptoms, we encourage you to get a swab for COVID-19. (see below for clinical criteria).
We run a daily respiratory clinic and take covid-19 swabs outside the practice. Covid-19 swabs are free, however there will be the usual charge if you have had a swab and are needing to return for further assessment. Please call our practice number 09 623 4599 to book, or speak to a nurse if you are unwell and think you need to be seen sooner.
When you arrive for your appointment please remain in your car until we come to you. Please do not come into our clinic.
Travel swabs are normally required within 72 hours prior to travel. Results usually take 24 to 48 hours and we have no control over this time once the swab is sent to Labtests. You can book a swab for travel on Monday to Thursday and the charge is $220.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include one or more of the following:
- a fever of at least 38°C
- new or worsening cough
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- sneezing and runny nose
- loss of sense of smell or altered sense of taste
Less common symptoms may include:
- muscle pain or body aches
- confusion or irritability.
Higher Index of Suspicion (HIS) criteria
In the 14 days prior to illness onset have:
- had contact with a confirmed or probable case
- visited any location listed on the Ministry of Health website
- had international travel
- had direct contact with a person who has traveled overseas (eg. Customs and Immigration staff, staff at quarantine/isolation facilities)
- worked on an international aircraft or shipping vessel
- cleaned at an international airport or maritime port in areas/conveniences visited by international arrival
- any other criteria requested by the local Medical Officer of Health
For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453
What can I do to protect myself?
As with all other respiratory illnesses, it’s important you practice safe hand, cough and sneeze hygiene to reduce the risk of infection.
- Frequently and thoroughly wash and dry your hands (with soap and water for at least 20-30 seconds).
- After the toilet
- After coughing or sneezing
- Before preparing food and before eating
- After touching “public” surfaces such as handrails, supermarket trolleys.
- At regular intervals during the day
- Alcohol based hand sanitiser is also a useful alternative option if soap and water is not readily available.
- Practice good cough and sneeze hygiene. That means:
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a disposable tissue, then put used tissues in a bin and wash your hands afterwards.
- Carry disposable tissues in your bags/pockets.
- Avoid touching your face. Viruses can enter the body through the eyes, nose and mouth.
- Social distancing.
- Maintain a distance of 2 metres or more away from unwell people.
- Get 2 covid-19 vaccinations
- Get an annual flu vaccination.