Updates from the Practice Team

MMR update

Sep 27 2019

The Ministry of Health and the District Health Board have informed us that we are now able to order MMR vaccines for the following priority groups:

-   The priority group for vaccination for all of New Zealand (except Auckland) is the 15 month and 4 year childhood vaccinations. 

-   Infants travelling to Auckland or overseas to an area of measles concern can be given their first MMR vaccine from 12 months of age (This should happen at least 2 weeks before travel).

We will be recalling our infants who are due to have their 15 month and 4 year old immunisations as normal

We will update our website if and when the priority groups change. 

Many thanks from your KNM team 

MMR update

Sep 19 2019

The latest information that we have from the DHB and Ministry of Health is as follows:

The Ministry of Health and District Health Board are currently in discussion regarding the distribution of the MMR vaccines. 

We do not have any MMR vaccines in stock at present and are unable to order these from the supplier.  

When stock is allocated to us we will be using this to protect our most vulnerable populations and only vaccinating people from priority groups. 

The priority for practices outside of Auckland will be

  •  To maintain the Childhood Immunisation Schedule with the first dose of MMR vaccine being given at 15 months and the second at 4 years of age
  •  Infants travelling to Auckland can be given MMR 1 from 12 months of age. This should happen at least 2 weeks before travel

We will continue to update our website on a regular basis. 


Dr Emma Dunning availability update

Sep 17 2019

Due to family illness Dr Emma Dunning will be reducing her hours for the next three months. She will be available to see her patients on most Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, and via the patient portal.   Our other doctors and our nurses will be available to care for her patients on other days. Apologies for any delays or inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

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. 

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