Flu vaccine is now available
Flu season is here. The influenza immunisation programme runs from the 1st April to 31st December 2022. We recommend getting the flu vaccine as soon as possible, as winter is the time you are most at risk to become infected with the flu.
It takes 2 weeks for your flu vaccination to be the most effective.
The flu vaccine is FREE for:
- Maori and Pacific people aged 55 to 64 years
- pregnant people
- people 65 years and older
- people aged 6 months to under 65 years with medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or asthma
- Tamariki aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised with a respiratory illness or have history of a respiratory illness.
If you do not fit into the criteria group above, the cost for the flu vaccine is $25.
By registering you have Covid, this will enable you to get support at home in the way of food etc while isolating. It also notifies the clinic that you have covid.
If you are having difficulty registering, call the clinic and we can help you to record your details.
Most COVID-19 rules have ended in New Zealand. You must still isolate for 7 days if you have COVID-19.
You must wear a face mask in healthcare facilities.
People at the first instance will be offered telephone consults - if you need to see a clinician in person this will need to be booked. The current COVID-19 response.
All patients are expected to wear a face mask in the clinic at all times, also during their consultations.
Clinical people will also be wearing face masks in the consultations.
We are available for phone consultations.
IMPORTANT Please phone for a COVID swab if any cold/flu symptoms.
We are no longer providing Covid vaccinations at the clinic. If you would like to organise your booster vaccine, please call 0800 282 926 to arrange.
For information on COVID-19 testing see here: COVID-19 TESTING site
For more information on COVID-19 support see here: COVID-19 support and Information
Covid 19 vaccinations
Covid vaccinations are available for all registered Te Aro Health Centre patients. This includes 12-15y olds who have a parent or guardian with them. Please book to make an appointment.
Please wear a face mask at all times in the clinic. Pick up one on arrival.
Contact Te Aro Health Centre for details on how to book these appointments for your vaccinations.
Children 5-11 years can get the covid vaccine - Please call Gateway on 0800 28 29 26 to book an appointment or online at Book My Vaccine.
Covid 19 vaccinations – still available to all Maori and Pacifica people over 55 years of age (and their household members).
All those with cold and flu like symptoms are encouraged to have a Covid 19 swab. Please call reception and advise of symptoms and you will be given a time to come to the clinic and given a face mask on arrival.
If you are unvaccinated we will in the first instance ask if we can have a phone consultation with you.
If you need to be seen in person we will ask that you make an appointment to be seen at the end of the day this is for the welling being of everyone. Thank you.
The Community COVID Centre
What they do:
- COVID tests
- Supply pre booked RATs kits.
You will need to book in. Call 0800 885 022
Wellington Central, 196-200 Taranaki St
Needing help with a problem??
We now have a Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP) working with the team for 2 days a week. A HIP is available to see anyone with a variety of problems e.g. sleep, anxiety, pain, grief, stress, depression, treatment adherence - to name just a few! The appointments are free and often same day appointments are available. Please discuss with one of the staff or call to make an appointment with Mel directly.
National Measles Campaign - focusing on the immunity gap for adolescents and young adults.
Calling all 15-30 year olds.
Let’s help prevent a measles outbreak in the future. If you are unsure that you have had two doses of the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella) please let us know and we will arrange for you to have a vaccination.