‘The Flu’ is short for Influenza. It’s a virus that can make you very unwell. Getting your influenza vaccine in the clinic, or as part of your workplace flu vaccinations can help keep seasonal flu at bay each winter.
Protect yourself this winter with Influenza Vaccines
It’s a contagious virus that can make you, whānau and workmates very unwell, so we need to take the flu seriously. Immunisation is the best defence against getting seasonal influenza. It spreads quickly and can have serious risks especially for people with underlying health issues, pregnant women and people over 65.
It is necessary to have an annual flu jab as the virus keeps changing. Each year the vaccine is designed to help build immunity to the strains that are currently circulating in NZ.
What are the symptoms of influenza?
Similar to a cold, influenza symptoms are longer lasting, worse and have the possibility of more serious consequences especially for high-risk people:
- Streaming nose, sore throat or cough
- Fever (38°C +), chills, body aches, sore tummy
- Unusual tiredness for up to a fortnight
What’s the Flu vaccine cost in NZ?
In NZ we’re lucky to have subsidised flu jabs for eligible whānau who are at risk.
Get a FREE immunisation if you’re:
- in any trimester of pregnancy
- aged 65+
- meet the eligibility criteria due to another illness like diabetes, a heart, auto-immune or lung conditions.
Can I get Workplace flu vaccinations?
Many businesses in the Highbrook Business community extend Manaakitanga by offering workplace flu shot vaccinations. Our vaccination staff can come to your business, making it even easier to get a workplace flu shot. This helps keep everyone healthy!
Are the side effects of the flu jab?
It’s normal to feel a bit sore after the flu vaccine where you had the jab. You might also get achy muscles; feel tired; get a headache or a low fever. If you are at all worried, give us a call. After hours, call Healthline or contact our Urgent Care Partner, East Care, on Botany Road.
Fight the Flu is a great resource for information about the Influenza Vaccine in NZ.
Schedule for Influenza Vaccine, NZ.
The ‘Flu’ mainly affects people during NZ’s winter months. As the strains of the virus change, a new influenza vaccine is developed annually.
Normally we announce dates for the annual Influenza Vaccine as winter approaches on our Facebook page. Follow us to stay up to date. Your workplace may also contact you about their workplace flu shots programme.
Remember, you need to space other shots for at least 2 weeks. We’ll double check if you’ve had the Covid-19 vaccination or others before administering the injection and when you book.
Health care professionals providing Influenza Vaccines
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.