Updates from the Practice Team

Measles Vaccine Availability Update

Sep 12 2019

All remaining MMR stock has been sent out from Propharma (supplier of MMR) to clinics as advised by the Ministry Of Health.

There are currently no more MMR vaccines available to order until stocks are replenished.

Kelburn Northland Medical hope to have some MMR vaccines in stock starting the week of the 23 September.

We will update our website when we have available stock.

Many thanks - KNM team

 

Measles Vaccine News

Sep 11 2019

Due to national priorities, MMR vaccines for measles are currently not available at the practice.  We will post a further news item when these become available.

Apologies for any inconvenience

From your practice team

Measles Update

Sep 06 2019

There is currently a Measles outbreak in Auckland.

Most people born in the 1970s or 1980s will have been offered one dose of measles vaccine as children, those born from the 1990s onwards may have been offered two doses.  For any adult born since 1969 in New Zealand who has received only  a single dose of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) in childhood, a second dose is recommended to achieve full protection, particularly against measles. 

 

The priority groups for vaccination are:

 

  • Babies aged 12-14 months travelling to Auckland are recommended to have their 1st MMR early at 12m. Ideally 2 weeks before travel to allow protection to develop
  • People travelling to Auckland, particularly Pacific or Maori people visiting family and friends in South Auckland
  • People (including babies 6-12months) travelling overseas where large measles outbreaks are occurring. Further advice and details of countries with measles outbreaks can be found at www.immune.org.nz/hot-topic/measles-overseas-and-new-zealand 
  • Opportunistic immunisation of people aged < 50 years who have not had a measles immunisation especially healthcare and education and childcare workers. A table showing people who may not be protected by year of birth can be accessed on our website www.rph.org.nz/measles

 

f you are the parent or caregiver to a child aged 0-14 years you can email RES-NIR@huttvalleydhb.org.nz and ask for a copy of their National Immunisation Register (NIR) record for measles. You will need to provide:

 
 Childs first and last name
 Date of birth
 NHI (if known)
 Mothers first and last name. This will ensure we get the correct record if there are children with similar names born on the same day

 

Closing at 5pm on Thursday 1st August

Jul 31 2019

We will be closing at 5 pm on Thursday 1st August,. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes. 

Flu Vaccine Update

Jul 24 2019

We have a small supply of flu vaccines in stock currently, should you wish to have this years vaccine please call 049399551 and book a nurse appointment. 

Cable Car Bus Replacement 22nd & 23rd July

Jul 22 2019

The cable car is being replaced by a bus service on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July. Please allow extra time to travel to your appointment if you normally use the cable car.

Open Notes

Jul 16 2019
From Thursday 1 August 2019 patients who access the patient portal (ManageMyHealth) will be able to see the notes your doctor or nurse write about your visit.

This can help you

take more control of your health 
Revisit and remember the details of your visits 
Remind yourself why and how to take your medications 
Gain insight into your clinician’s thinking 
Prevent harm by catching possible mistakes 
Review next steps and what to look into 
Share your notes with family, friends, and other caregivers

 

If you do catch a possible mistake you can e mail via the portal or discuss this with your doctor or nurse at your next visit. Please be aware we are busy taking care of our patients and it may take some time to respond.


Flu Vaccine Shortage - update

Jun 14 2019
The Ministry of Health have advised us stock levels of flu vaccines are low. The remaining vaccines need to be used for those most at risk. Because of this Kelburn Northland Medical will only be providing vaccines for high risk groups eligible for publicly funded vaccines. This includes people already booked in with our nurses for flu vaccines – we apologise that unless you are eligible for a free vaccine (see groups below) we will not be able to give you your vaccine.

 

Eligible groups

  • Pregnant women
  •  Those aged 65 and over
  • Children aged 4 and under with serious respiratory illnesses
  • People with severe asthma, heart disease, diabetes and other serious health conditions that make them more susceptible to influenza

 

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