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Preparing for flu season

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Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao are urging whānau to be prepared for what is predicted to be a hard- hitting influenza season.

They are offering free flu vaccinations for:

  • Hapū Māmā (pregnant women any trimester)
  • Asthmatic if using regular preventative therapy
  • 65 yrs and over

Those under 65 years with any if the following history are also eligible for the free vaccination:

  • cardiovascular diseases
  • respiratory diseases
  • diabetes
  • chronic renal disease
  • cancer
  • autoimmune disease
  • immune deficiency/suppression
  • transplant recipient
  • children aged 4yrs & under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness
  • pre & post splenectomy
  • Downs Syndrome
  • cochlear implant recipient
  • haemoglobinopathies
  • neuromuscular disease/disorder
  • error of metabolism

Book a morning appointment or come in anytime from 1pm Mon-Fri to the walk in clinic to get the flu vaccination. All enquiries and patai are welcome by phoning (07) 3473195.

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