This year the flu will be in our communities but many people who are most at risk of getting very sick can get a FREE flu vaccine from their GP clinic, local pharmacy or community vaccination event.
The free flu vaccine is available for all Pacific people aged 55 and older, pregnant women, children aged 3 – 12 years, people with ongoing health problems like diabetes, asthma, heart conditions and other long-term illnesses, and people with serious mental health or addiction needs. Find out more about who is eligible here.
It's important you and your fanau record your Rapid Antigen Test results.
This makes it easier for you to receive the right treatment as early as possible as well as support and care during the time you are isolating.
If you are isolating with COVID-19 and need extra support please phone the Pacific community team on 0800 31 13 31.
Getting vaccinated is still the best protection against COVID-19 for you and your fanau. Find your local vaccination centre
If you have had your 1st and 2nd dose, it's time for your booster. Your booster dose increases your protection against COVID-19 and reduces the likelihood of passing COVID-19 on to others.
The above information gives the recommended wait times between vaccinations. If you have questions talk to your GP or Nurse or phone the Pacific COVID-19 vaccination healthline on 0800 21 12 21.
It is recommended that people who are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, have a second booster at least 6 months after their first booster. This includes all Pacific peoples aged 50 years and over.
Find out who else is eligible and how to get your second booster here
If you have any questions, or need help or support call 0800 21 12 21 to talk to a Pacific team member about COVID-19 vaccinations, 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week.
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