Te hōtaka Tuku Awhikiri i roto i ngā kura
Public Health aims to improve health by reducing vaccine-preventable diseases.
Children are offered free immunisations at around age 11, against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (pertussis), and at around age 12, against human papillomavirus. In most of the country, these immunisations are usually given at school during years 7 and 8.
The Public Health Nurse will visit participating schools and give eligible children consent forms to bring home for their parents to sign, for each vaccine. Parents need to fill out the form and say whether or not they consent to the vaccine, sign the form and return it to school.
Public Health offers:
• Information and education around immunisation for parents and schools
• Free immunisation for children against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (pertussis) (age 11), and human papillomavirus (age 12).
Contact: (06) 350 4560 or (0800) 153 042