Flu Vaccinations are available between 9.00 am and 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm on weekdays - no appointment necessary - ring to book for the Saturday nurse clinic. Vaccinations are FREE if you are aged 65 or older, or have a chronic condition. Otherwise the charge is $ 29.00.
Influenza (flu) is different from and much more severe than the common cold. The best protection against influenza is annual immunisation with influenza vaccine - now available at Karori Medical Centre. Antibiotics do not work for flu or common colds.
Those who have chronic medical conditions such as:
- asthma (on preventative therapy)
- heart disease
- kidney disease
- immune deficiency disorders
and those who are 65 years or older, or pregnant, are eligible for FREE influenza vaccine, funded by the Ministry of Health.
When should I contact the doctor immediately?
If you or your child develop any of the following symptoms of meningitis:
- eyes intolerant to light
- severe headache or neck pain
- drowsy, floppy, less alert or difficult to wake
- skin rash
- high fever
- unusual or high pitched cry
YOU MUST CONTACT A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.