Free Vaccine Clinic for Whangarei Students

1 April 2021

Protect against measles.
Free Vaccine Clinic available for Whangarei Students. (If you have whānau who are in the eligible age group encourage them to come with you). Allow 30 minutes, as there is a 20 minute safety wait post vaccine.

Raumanga Campus: Wednesday 7th April 2021 - 10.00am to 2.00pm - at the ILC.
Dyer Street Campus: Wednesday 14th April 2021 - 10.00am to 2.00pm - Grassy area adjacent to the Carpark Entry.

Regional whānau or those unable to make it on the day can access the free vaccine via their Medical Centre, Pharmacy and/or Māori Health Provider.

Target age group for this campaign is 15-30 year olds.

However, if you were born after 1st January 1969, you are likely to not be fully covered as only one dose of the measles vaccine was being given at this time. For full coverage 2 doses are recommended.

If you are not sure if you have had 2 doses, check with your medical centre. If you can't find the information or you can't remember. No problems,  you can still have the free vaccine, there is no harm in receiving an extra dose.

The measles vaccine is available within the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine, commonly known as MMR Vaccine.
Having the MMR vaccine will provide protection from these serious diseases

For information to help you make a considered decision on  having the vaccine please follow the links provided below.
https://www.northlanddhb.org.nz/your-health/health-resources/measles-2/
https://www.hpa.org.nz/sites/default/files/6.1%20MEA002%20Protect%20against%20measles%20factsheet%20-%20web.pdf
www.immune.org.nz
NB: If you are considering having the COVID19 vaccine you will need to wait 4 weeks after having the MMR vaccine.  If you are in a priority group and think you could be offered the COVID19 vaccine in the next four weeks it would pay to delay the MMR vaccine. 
Having the MMR will not affect when you can have the FLU vaccine.
Thank you for considering this as part of keeping our communities safe.