Annual influenza immunisation is recommended to provide protection from the predominant circulating influenza strains. The vaccine should be given before the influenza season in New Zealand.
The World Health Organization monitors influenza illness throughout the year and make recommendations on which three influenza types are likely to cause the most illness in the northern and in the southern hemisphere during their respective influenza seasons. Vaccine ingredients are specific to the brand of influenza vaccine they are associated with and may vary to year. Specific information on ingredients in the vaccines use each season can be found on the individual vaccine datasheets.
Influenza immunisation is recommended and offered free in the Pharmacy to:
Healthy children and non-pregnant healthy adults under the age of 65 years can purchase the influenza vaccine for administration in the pharmacy (children must be aged 13 years or older).
Phone: 07-544 2418
EFax: 07-544 2419