Free flu vaccination clinics will begin at Ostend Medical Centre from 23rd March 2020. Please phone 372-5005 for an appointment.
Immunisations will at this stage be restricted to eligible patients. These will include:
- People aged 65 and over
- Pregnant women,
- People with certain chronic conditions
- Young children with a history of severe respiratory illness
Protect yourself and your family/whanau.
Further vaccine clinics will be available for everyone from mid April.
We want you to have the confidence to use our general practice during this time. We care about your health amid the Covid-19 outbreak. We make sure that all our rooms are specially cleaned, and we are providing hand sanitiser in the waiting room for your use. This is why, when you visit our practice, we will ask about your previous travel or close contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19 when you call us and as you enter our premises to ensure the ongoing safety for everyone.
A Message from the NZ Minister of Health
“This year’s vaccine campaign has been brought forward by two weeks, and the total 1.77 million vaccinations – 400,000 more than last year – will be prioritised for the elderly and most vulnerable, as well as health professionals in anticipation of the further spread of Covid-19”
“While the flu vaccine will not protect you against Covid-19, it will help to ‘flatten the curve’ of demand on our hospitals this winter,” Health Minister David Clark said this morning.