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.
Before your Covid jab, advise us if you:
- Ever experienced allergic reactions to injections of vaccines
- Use blood thinning medication or have a bleeding disorder
- Are pregnant (or could be), or are currently breastfeeding
Common side effects from the Pfizer vaccine
Actually, it’s not unusual to experience side effects after a Covid-19 vaccination. For example
- Pain where you got the jab
- Headache or fatigue
- Achy muscles of joints
- You might have a Fever or nausea but this shouldn’t be for long.
Be reassured, experiencing side effects is a sign that your body is reacting to the vaccine. It’s starting to build immunity to Covid-19. Therefore, you don’t need to delay the second dose.
However, if you are having a reaction that you are concerned about don’t hesitate to call us. Of course, our vaccinators are trained to treat these. Out of our hours, please call Healthline or visit East Care Urgent Care.
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Clinicians providing Covid-19 vaccination
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.
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.
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.