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Canterbury Doctors Encourage Flu Vaccination

Canterbury Doctors Encourage Flu Vaccination

Canterbury doctors are urging all Canterbury people who are at risk of complications from influenza to have a vaccination, following the identification of swine flu in 10 people in South Canterbury and four in the Canterbury town of Rakaia.

Inspiring The Next Generation Of Women In Science - Thinking Beyond The Lab Coat

Inspiring The Next Generation Of Women In Science - Thinking Beyond The Lab Coat

Wondering where a career in science could take you? A breakfast event to inspire the next generation of young women contemplating science-related careers will be held in Dunedin on Friday 9 July, 2010 as part of the New Zealand International Science Festival.

Slight Increase In 'Flu Symptoms, Ministry Of Health Says

The number of GP consultations for influenza-like illness appears stable after increasing over the past three weeks. Many general practices are seeing more young children who are unwell.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Doses Top One Million

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Doses Top One Million

One million New Zealanders have had a flu vaccination this year - a new record.

Health Minister Tony Ryall says, "This is the biggest number of people vaccinated against the flu ever - last year 960,000 doses were distributed during the whole season."

Milestone For Waikato Hospital And Little Bryan

Waikato Hospital's Opportunistic Immunisation Service coordinator Kim Hunter administered the service's 1000th vaccination to six-month-old Bryan Shortland today.

Government Protects Health's Spending Power

Government Protects Health's Spending Power

The National Government has protected public health services in yesterday's Budget and maintained DHBs' real spending power says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 186

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 186

The overall level of influenza activity in New Zealand continues to be low, and the number of people visiting a GP with influenza-like illness remains below baseline levels.

WHO Unveils Statue Commemorating 30th Anniversary Of Smallpox Eradication

WHO Unveils Statue Commemorating 30th Anniversary Of Smallpox Eradication

A statue commemorating the 30th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox is being unveiled today in front of the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters by the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan.

Signs Of Increase In Swinflu Headinfg Into Winter

The overall level of influenza activity in New Zealand continues to be low, and the number of people visiting a GP with influenza-like illness remains below baseline levels.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Doses Top 900,000

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Doses Top 900,000

The seasonal flu vaccination programme has seen more than 900,000 doses of vaccine distributed throughout the country.

Health Minister Tony Ryall says, "Including protection against the pandemic swine flu in the seasonal vaccine has driven this unprecedented demand."