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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 […]


Covid-19 at Home – Be Prepared Not Scared

December 15, 2021 | Uncategorised

Soon New Zealand will likely see cases of COVID-19 appearing across the country as the Auckland border opens for those vaccinated or with a negative test from 15th December 2021. Christmas is a busy time and so now is a […]


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 […]