A vacancy exists for a Community Representative (Trustee) on the Board of the Nelson Bays Primary Health. The Board is the governing body of Nelson Bays Primary Health, guiding the application in Nelson and Tasman of the government’s vision of better primary health for all New Zealanders.
When you go to your General practice for your annual flu vaccination, please ask for the free shingles vaccine available for you from the 1st of April 2018.
Shingles is caused from the Chickenpox virus which lays dormant in your system and can occur at any time but is more common in people over 50 years of age- with 2/3’s of cases being reported in 1 of every 2 people by the age of 85 years.
Dr Andrew Lindsay, Medical Officer of Health with the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service, urges parents and caregivers of young children, pregnant women and every person who has close contact with young children or pregnant women to check their whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination status and get vaccinated as soon as possible before heading off for holiday travel and family events.
“The whooping cough outbreak continues in the Nelson Marlborough region and has been declared a national outbreak,” Dr Lindsay says.
Then look under the ‘Infection Control’ tab, especially ‘GP Resources’