The delay of vaccines to New Zealand
Due to major mutations of some strains of the potentially deadly virus and recommendations from the World Health Organisation to add the new mutations into the 2015 vaccine, the vaccines arrival to New Zealand and availability will not be until end of March approximately.
New Year New Vaccine Strains:
- An A/Californian/7/2009 (H1N1)-like virus
- An A/Switzerland/9715293/3013
- A B/Phuket/3073/3013-like virus
Annual vaccination should be considered even for healthy individuals, especially if they are in close contact with other staff members. It is recommended that you are vaccinated before winter as the vaccine can take up to two weeks for your body to develop immunity.
As in the past, we come to you, providing a professional, safe, friendly, no hassle service. We have open office days at our premises, 466 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui. We operate a voucher system for those staff members who miss out on the day.
We are a local independent company who have been serving Bay of Plenty for over 20 years in health monitoring and influenza vaccinations. All our staff are Registered/Occupational Health Nurses and qualified vaccinators. We are cold chain accredited.
Take charge… stay healthy!
There are several simple steps that you can take to stop the spread of grems and help protect you and those around you from getting sick with influenza (the ‘flu’), colds or other illnesses: Download a fact sheet here.
- Avoid close contactAvoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick.
- When you feel sick or suffer the initial symptomsContact your doctor or occupational health nurse and they will advice you on the best course of action. When possible avoid contact with other people.
- Cover your mouth and noseWhen you cough or sneeze, be sure to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. This will help prevent the spread of germs. Be sure to throw the tissue in a wastebasket and then clean your hands right away.
- Clean your handsWashing your hands often will help protect you from grems. Be sure to use warm water and enough soap to create a lather. Rince your hands completely to allowed the water to carry the soap, dirt and grems away. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol gels which are a good alternative.
- Aviod touching your eyes, nose or mouthGrems are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with grems and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.