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 (or over 55 years and Maori or Pacific people), 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 2022, we will be using the vaccine Afluria Quad
, with vaccinations open now.
At Ahuriri Pharmacy, adult COVID-19 vaccinations have now closed. We have some children’s doses available at this stage. Appointments can be requested by phoning on 8357948. Vaccination is voluntary and is no charge. Before your appointment or if researching, please read the pre-vaccination information.
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Vitamin B12 Injections
Our Pharmacist vaccinators can also administer prescribed Vitamin B12 injections. If you can't find an appointment time that suits you, please call 8357948 and we can try and fit you in elsewhere. 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.