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It appears that New Zealand is experiencing a new wave (the fifth to be exact but who’s counting…) of Covid infections.
Many parents are aware of the Immunisation Schedule vaccinations for their children, but there are also several that are funded for adults.
Compared to other countries, New Zealand has a low childhood immunisation rate.
SPONSORED. You could be forgiven for thinking that COVID-19 is no longer a big deal, especially if you’re fully vaccinated.
There are now over 450 pharmacies providing vaccination services around Aotearoa and this number is continuing to grow.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is thought to be the most commonly sexually transmitted disease in the world.
The usual back to school flurry includes getting clothes and books ready and finding the lunch box. This year there is also the consideration of mas..
The world has been plagued by pandemics as far back as written history and beyond. Countries have responded over the centuries by closing their bord..
Meningococcal disease is caused by bacteria. Three out of every twenty people in New Zealand carry the bacteria in their nasal passages, they don’..
Chicken pox is a common childhood disease caused by the varicella virus. It causes small itchy blisters to form on the skin and also makes people fe..
First we need to understand how a vaccine works. Vaccination causes an immune response that improves your body’s ability to fight the virus.
SPONSORED. Whooping cough (also known as pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial disease which can be very serious...
Whooping cough is caused by a bacteria called Bordetella pertussis that infects the lungs and airways. Whooping cough is very contagious and is pass..
Many people are asking about the COVID vaccines and are keen to understand how these work and if they are safe.
First we need to understand t..
SPONSORED. Find out more about a fully funded programme to help protect children against meningococcal B.
With the latest measles outbreak people are asking their local pharmacists questions about measles:
How do I catch it? What are the symptoms ..
If you haven’t caught up – and you have a teenage lad in your household – NEWS FLASH – the HPV vaccine is now funded free for the blokes.
Now we've officially hit winter, it's time to think about what you can do to protect yourself from winter illnesses.
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