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A Sneak Peak At Great Immunisation Rates For 2 Year Olds Particularly Among Maori

A Sneak Peak At Great Immunisation Rates For 2 Year Olds Particularly Among Maori

Two Waikato primary health organisations worked tirelessly to immunise eligible two-year-olds and their 100 per cent strike rate helped the Waikato District Health Board achieve its immunisation health target and get an "outstanding" mark from the Health Ministry.

Swine Flu Closes Christchurch School

Swine Flu Closes Christchurch School

A Christchurch primary school closed its doors today after a student was diagnosed with swine flu.

Emmanuel Christian School principal Jill Garrett told NZPA one of the girl's parents called yesterday evening with the news -- she had been absent since Friday.

Six Deaths Linked To Swine Flu As Vaccine Running Low

Six Deaths Linked To Swine Flu As Vaccine Running Low

Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - Six deaths are being linked with swine flu this winter as more people call the influenza hotline and vaccine doses are expected to run out by the end of the month.

Hamilton Clinic Paying Patients To Get Checked

Hamilton Clinic Paying Patients To Get Checked

Wellington, May 27 NZPA - A Hamilton clinic is paying people to get vaccinations and pap smears, even though it admits it is unsure about the ethics of the process.

Radius Medical Davies Corner is offering patients $10 cash if they get a pap smear or immunisation.

PHO League Tables Released For The First Time

PHO League Tables Released For The First Time

Wellington, March 15 NZPA - League tables showing which primary health organisations (PHOs) are doing best -- and worst -- at meeting community health needs have been released by the Ministry of Health for the first time.

Family First: School Rejection Of Gardasil Welcomed

Family First: School Rejection Of Gardasil Welcomed

Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by a South Island high school (Westland High School) to refuse to allow the gardasil vaccine to be administered at the school, and is asking for other schools to make a similar stand.

Don't Let The Flu Get You - Immunise Now

Seasonal influenza ('flu) vaccine has arrived in New Zealand surgeries and this year more groups of New Zealanders will be able to get free flu protection.