IMMUNISATIONS

We offer both immunisation coordination and an outreach service. This service is available to everyone in the Whanganui community and can be accessed by calling the team on 0800 775 001.

Immunisation Coordination

Immunisation is an important part of child growth and development. We aim at improving the health and wellbeing of children/tamariki by increasing scheduled vaccine coverage rates toward the national targets of 95% fully vaccinated by eight months and two years of age.

We also target adults in the region by encouraging the uptake of free influenza vaccination by those who are eligible. Our team also provides education and support for vaccinators, GP practices and general public in the Whanganui DHB region.

 

Outreach Immunisation Service

We understand that sometime getting to appointments can be hard which is why we have enhanced our existing immunisation services by providing immunisation within a range of contexts, including the home.  The team uses community networks to assist with locating children aged under six years whose immunisations are substantially overdue and facilitating their vaccination.

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An outreach drop-in service is available every Tuesday from 9am - 5pm at the WRHN rooms for childhood immunisations, B4 School Checks, heath check-ups and other immunisations. If you have any questions about this service, the Child Health Team is available toll free on 0800 775 001.