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Immunisations & Vaccinations

You and your whānau can be immunised against a wide range of infectious diseases at Dee Street Medical.  Learn more about the range of options available, and important information to consider.

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

We are able to provide influenza (flu) vaccinations during the flu season, which generally starts in April. 

Many people are now eligible for a free flu vaccine throughout the year, e.g, pregnant women, people on medication for asthma, COPD, or anyone over the age of 65. Please check with your nurse or doctor for up-to-date eligibility.

The influenza website is the place to head for further information and has many helpful resources for both before and after your vaccination. Prioritise the health of you and your whānau this winter and make sure you are up-to-date!

Childhood Immunisations

Free routine immunisations for children are important to keep your child and whānau well and protected against diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella.

Children receive free immunisations at age 6 weeks, 3 months, 5 months, 15 months, 4 years and 11/12 years. 

In New Zealand the National Immunisation Schedule sets out the free vaccines offered to babies, tamariki, teenagers and adults at certain times in their life.

For children under 18, all vaccinations on the National Immunisation Schedule are free – it does not matter what their visa or citizenship status is.

To make an immunisation appointment, please ring our reception.

Head to the Immunise website to create a personalised Immunisation Schedule (like the ‘Immunisations for Pepi’ graphic here), which is customised for your little one.

Other Vaccinations

We offer a range of other vaccinations including Meningitis, HPV and Shingles. Certain groups may be eligible for free vaccination. To make a vaccination appointment, please ring our reception to book a time with a nurse.

Meningitis Vaccine

Meningitis is an exceptionally serious brain infection. It can affect anyone, at any age, but is more common in children under 5 years, teenagers, and young adults. Those living in proximity, such as student accommodation, are at a higher risk.

More information

Bexsero protects against Meningococcal B and is now part of routine childhood vaccinations and available to all children under the age of 5.

There are several vaccines that provide protection against various strains of Meningococcal, with some funded for select groups in New Zealand as of 2023. Talk to our practice nurse to see if you, or your children, are in the group of people recommended receiving a Meningitis Vaccine.

Meningitis Foundation website

HPV vaccine

The HPV vaccine provides protection against the strains of HPV (human papillomavirus) that can cause cervical cancer. This is free for everyone, both females and males, aged 9–26 years of age.

More information

The vaccine is given in either two or three doses, dependent on age:

  • 2 doses: for 9-14 year olds (given over a 6 to 12-month period)

  • 3 doses: for those aged 15+ years (given over a 6-month period)

The ‘New Zealand HPV Project’ is a website that provides information about both the available vaccinations and the disease itself.

Shingles Vaccine

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles is more common in older adults, and people with a weakened immune system. Vaccination can reduce your risk of developing shingles and long-term pain related to the illness.

More information

The Shingles vaccine that is funded for those of 65 years of age (only) is called Shingrix. If you are under 65 years of age, you are able to purchase this vaccine prior to becoming eligible. Please talk to your GP or nurse about this.

See the website below for further information about the vaccination itself and the cost associated when you are not eligible for the funded version.

Shingrix website