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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11-year-olds?

... to the appointment that will distract them, like a soft toy or phone. 

If your tamariki have had previous reactions to immunisations, let your vaccinator know, speak to your whānau doctor prior to the appointment, or talk to a trained advisor on the COVID Vaccination Healthline - 0800 28 29 26.

Who can give consent?
A parent, caregiver or legal guardian will need to accompany your child to their appointment(s) as the responsible adult and be able to provide consent for them to be immunised....

The vaccination is safe

The vaccine you are getting is called the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

The Pfizer vaccine is different to most traditional vaccines because it is a ‘messenger RNA’ vaccine (mRNA). These vaccines don’t use virus cells at all – instead they contain a piece of RNA code that teaches your body to recognise the virus. This means your body is ready to respond straight away if you get sick.

We know this vaccine is safe because it has gone through months of clinical testing with more than 40,000 people. Si...

What happens at your vaccination appointment?

When it is your turn for a vaccination, we will let you know and tell you how to make an appointment.

Talk to a health professional first if you:

are pregnant or breastfeeding
are receiving cancer treatment
have any other medical conditions or are taking other medicines.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get a test and stay at home until you get your results. You can be vaccinated once you have a negative test.

A healthcare worker will do a health check with you and give you some information....

March 2021

Summary of Consumer Council Meeting – March 2021

A very interesting hui this month with three important presentations given to the Council. The first was an update on the Locality Development Approach from Fiona Murdoch, Programme Lead Localities. This related to services that are being put in place for rural areas to link health, social and community services, and what stage these are at and where to moving forward.

Following this was an update from Greg Morton, Senior Plan & Engagement M...

Region Wide

Food Banks - region wideTaha Tinana
www.foodbank.co.nz

Civil DefenceTaha Tinana
www.waikatoregioncdemg.govt.nz

Crisis Assessment and Home Treatment Service (CAHT) Waikato DHBTaha hinengaro, taha whānau
A community based service providing urgent crisis mental health assessment for individuals who require support and are likely to require community or inpatient mental health services. Find out more.

Direct From the MarketTaha Tinana
Online store that delivers to many different areas in the Wai...

South Waikato

... parcels.
www.kokiritrust.org.nz

Life CareTaha Tinana
Providing a meals on wheels service in Cambridge
Phone: 07 827 5972 Email: office@lifecarecambridge.co.nz 

Maniapoto Maori Trust BoardTaha Tinana, Taha Hinengaro, Taha Whānau, Taha Wairua
Supporting covid vaccinations. General priorities are cultural and social wellbeing.
www.maniapoto.iwi.nz

Ngati Maniapoto Marae Pact TrustTaha Tinana, Taha Hinengaro, Taha Whānau, Taha Wairua, Taiao
Essential services continue to operate under level 4. Ur...

Hamilton City

Here to Help U NZ
Taha Tinana, Taha Hinengaro, Taha Whaanau, Taha Wairua, Taiao, Iwi Katoa
Online platform to connect people to organisations who provide collection services,employment, financial, food parcels, general support, mental health support, prepared meals and safe social connection.
www.heretohelpu.nz

Anglesea ClinicTaha Tinana
Urgent medical, accident, injury care and fracture clinics.
07 858 0800
www.angleseaclinic.co.nz

Bellyful HamiltonTaha Tinana
Supports families who don’t have...