Vaccination service


 

Important information for COVID-19 vaccines

You can only book your 1st vaccination online, we will book your second vaccination on the day of your booking.

If booking for a child between 12 and 15 to come in with you, please select the couple (for 2 people) or family (for 3+ people) booking. Thank you, we need to allocate vaccination time and vaccines. 


Please call us on 8357948 to book in your 2nd vaccination if you have had your 1st elsewhere.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to any person over 12 years within New Zealand and it is your choice to be vaccinated or not. At Ahuriri Pharmacy, we will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine in store from August 10, in line with the national rollout. As many people will feel a little nervous about vaccinations in 2021 and have questions, we have put together a series of FAQ to help with your research. Pre-vaccination information is here.
 
     
 

Influenza vaccine

Influenza (flu) vaccination is available through your Pharmacist Vaccinator for adults over 13 years. The vaccination is subsidised by the government if you are over 65 years, pregnant or have an eligible health condition. If you aren’t eligible for a funded vaccine, you can still get your vaccine through pharmacy for a fee.
 
Immunity from the flu vaccine is expected to last for three to four months, so April to June are the best months to be vaccinated to allow the vaccine to work at it's peak during the flu season. As the immunity wears off and the strains of virus mutate each year, it is important that you have the flu vaccine each year. In 2021, adults 65 years and over will be vaccinated with Fluad Quad and Afluria Quad will be used for the rest of the population. Our supply of Flu vaccinations has now been exhausted so bookings have closed for 2021.
     

Vitamin B12 Injections

Our Pharmacist vaccinators can also administer prescribed Vitamin B12 injections. Vitamin B12 is also called cobalamin or hydroxocobalamin and is used in the body for making red blood cells; nervous system support and healthy mental function. It is available in foods, but mostly in meat, fish, shellfish, dairy products and eggs.
 
Signs you may be deficient in vitamin B12 include weakness, tiredness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, pale skin or numbness and tingling.  It is best to have your levels checked by your doctor before supplementing. Your prescription will then be dispensed and the injection given by intramuscular injection every 3 months.
 

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