COVID-19 Vaccine

If you’re looking for a Covid vaccination centre in East Tamaki, talk to us about options for getting your Covid-19 jab done. Also, we can offer a booked appointment at our sister clinic not far from Highbrook. Get the answers to Covid Vaccine FAQs here.

How do Covid-19 vaccines work?

Above all, the goal of the Covid-19 vaccine is to help your body build immunity in the event you get exposed to the virus. Additionally, the Pfizer vaccine for Covid 19 is very safe and has been extensively tested. Over time, immunity from the jab will wane, so a booster shot is needed.  

Why should I get a Covid-19 jab?

If you, your kaumātua and whānau have all been double vaccinated, we lower the chances of community spread. Likewise, we also protect members of our community and workforce who have underlying health conditions that mean they can’t have vaccinations. Kids over the age of 5 years are also now eligible for their Covid vaccine. Little ones under 5 are not yet eligible, so the more kiwi’s manaaki to get vaccinated, the better we protect our smallest tamariki.

How long will my Covid vaccine take?

Fortunately, getting the covid jab only takes a few minutes. First, we’ll check your details. Afterwards, relax in our waiting room for 15 minutes as part of our standard vaccine procedure. That way we simply to ensure no serious allergic reaction occurs.

Am I eligible for an NZ Covid Vaccine or Booster?

Now, all kiwis over the age of 12 can now have a covid vaccination. Also, booster vaccinations are available for people 18+, who had their second jab 4 months ago should get one. To date, children 5+ are the youngest eligible. Of course, we will continue to advise on eligibility on our website blog and Facebook page. Follow us to keep up to date.

Is the Covid Vaccine safe (and which types are available)?

Reassuringly, Covid Vaccine safety in NZ is carefully checked by Medsafe. In fact, the Pfizer vaccine was chosen for initial rollout as it met high standards of quality, safety, and efficacy that Medsafe demand. Recently approval has been given for other vaccines too, including AstraZeneca, for those over 18 who can’t have Pfizer.  The good news is those at greatest risk from Covid-19 like pregnant women can even rest assured that there’s even evidence suggesting their pēpi will benefit by getting some antibodies to build immunity.

Covid Vaccinations at your workplace

Been wondering if there’s a covid vaccination centre near work? There sure is. Proudly, we support any business in the Highbrook community that wants to offer their workers easy to access vaccinations. So, we look forward to seeing some of you at pop-up vaccine centres in your workplace. Hopefully making it easy for you to get your jab without having to take time off work. Moreover, if you are a business owner, ask us how today.

Clinicians providing Covid-19 vaccination

Tara Mougavalu-Fui
Nurse
Fluent in English, Niuean and Samoan. Tara graduated from Manukau Institute of Technology in 2012 and has broad experience in general practice and urgent care.
Nerice Fourie
Nurse
Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Nerice completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2018 and is completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science.
Colleen Bowring
Group Nursing Director
Fluent in English. Colleen has a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) and is trained in clinical education with a postgraduate long term condition management.

Frequently asked questions

To join our clinic, you first need to fill out the patient enrolment forms to register with the PHO that we belong to. This is a Ministry of Health requirement. You will need to provide proof of identity and eligibility which may include the following forms of identification:

  • NZ Passport or NZ birth certificate
  • International passport with resident visa OR work visa of minimum 24-month duration

On the enrolment form you need to indicate which of our doctors (currently taking new patients) that you would like to be registered with.

Yes. As part of completing your enrollment, we request that you have a new patient screening appointment with one of our Nursing or Medical Centre Assistant team members.

This new patient appointment enables our team to work with you to better understand your current health and wellbeing.

Following the new patient appointment as above, you can book your first consultation with your nominated doctor.

The length of your first appointment with your new doctor will be as follows:

0-39 years 40 years - 15 Minutes - 30 minutes

40 years+ - 15 Minutes - 30 minutes

 0-13 yrs 14-17 yrs 18-39 yrs 40+ yrs
 Free $10 for screening and appointment $10 for screening and appointment $10 for screening and appointment
 Free $10 for Doctor appointment $19.50 $39 for double appointment

Payment is required at the time of consultation

You will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your screening appointment.

Payment is required at time of consultation. Please note that unpaid accounts will incur an additional $10 monthly administration cost.

There may be additional costs for treatments/tests/materials

We recommend that you book your future appointments via your patient portal My Indici.

If you need an urgent appointment, then please phone the clinic. We have doctors available to discuss your urgent health needs on the day.

All consultations are by appointment only.

Patient portals are secure online sites where patients can access their health information and interact with their general practice. Set up access to your patient portal at or email Info@highbrookmedical.co.nz if you would like help.

We recommend that you plan ahead and request your repeat medicines via your patient portal My Indici two weeks before you run out. If you do not have access to a portal, you can phone us and leave a message with the nurse to organise this. Our doctors use an electronic prescribing system which can send your prescription to your local pharmacy (please specify name and location).
The results of tests that have been ordered by our Doctors will be available on My Indici when they have been reviewed. If your test results are of concern you will be contacted by one of our team.

We are open:

Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:15am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 8:15am - 5pm
Friday 8:15am - 5pm

For health services after hours visit East Care Accident & Medical, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland 2013. Their phone is 09 277 1516.

These are consultation prices only.

Under 14 Years - Free 14 - 17 years - $14 18 years & over - $16

Note charge is the same for in person or by phone or video as you are still receiving the same high quality health provider assessment, diagnosis and planning.

We understand that things can change on the day, but we ask that you call us to advise that you are not able to make your appointment. If we do not hear from you minimum 2 hours prior to your scheduled time, you will receive an invoice for this missed appointment.