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New measures to help manage COVID-19 as country stays at Orange

July 12, 2022 | Covid-19

Covid-19 update from The Beehive:  New Zealand to remain at Orange as case numbers start to creep up 50 child-size masks made available to every year 4-7 student in New Zealand 20,000-30,000 masks provided a week to all other students […]


Updated vaccination information and new phone number for disability assistance

July 12, 2022 | Covid-19

There have been recent changes to eligibility for free flu vaccinations and second booster doses for Covid-19. A new call centre phone number for disability queries has been established 0800 11 12 13. Most staff on working on this line […]


Do you qualify for antiviral medication?

June 8, 2022 | Covid-19, Treatments

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and your symptoms started in the past 5 days and you are on Fingolimod or Ocrelizumab for your MS, you may be eligible for antiviral medication to treat COVID-19. Your GP can prescribe […]


New text service to support the deaf and hard of hearing communities to access the Covid vaccine

November 30, 2021 | Covid-19

Efforts to support disabled peoples’ vaccinations go from strength-to-strength with the launch of a new text service, Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni announced today. The service is run by Whakarongorau Aotearoa on behalf of the Ministry of Health and is in response to feedback […]


Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine

November 30, 2021 | Covid-19

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is available for those aged 18 and older who cannot receive the Pfizer vaccine, and for people who would like a different option. Pfizer remains the preferred COVID-19 vaccine for use in New Zealand, reflecting its excellent safety and […]