During childhood, our children are exposed to thousands of germs, some of which are potentially harmful to their health. Immunisation is the most effective way to actively protect your child from preventable diseases e.g. whooping cough, meningitis, and measles.
Childhood Immunisations are provided free to all children living in New Zealand up to the age of 18 years. Parents can protect their child by taking them for their free immunisations when they are 6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months old, and for a booster at 4 years and 11 years old. Twelve year old girls receive free HPV vaccine protecting them from cervical cancer. If any child misses an immunisation they are able to catch up. Talk to your Doctor or Nurse.
Immunising on time provides the best protection for your baby. Delaying or missing immunisation puts your child's health at risk, at a time when they most need protection. Your baby can be immunised at any general practice.
Free immunisations are also available and recommended for pregnant women, children and adults with chronic health conditions.
This service will help you with:
If you have discussed immunisations with you doctor and practice nurse and would like further advice please call our Immunisation Facilitator.