We are still enjoying a rare and hard for for freedom across Aotearoa.
Summer holidays have brought a number of fellow Kiwi visitors to our beautiful region and as we aren't likely to stay at home while the weather is good and the days are long, many of us are out and about too.
Something that has slipped to the back of our minds is the ever potential risk of covid19 getting into our community.
The SunSmart programme is an initiative to increase awareness. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in New Zealand. It is largely preventable. We encourage all New Zealanders to be SunSmart and to 'slip, slop, slap and wrap.'
1 October 2020 saw a few changes to the National Immunisation Schedule.
The important one to note is;
- MMR vaccines are now given at 12 months and 15 months. If your child is under 4 years and has not had vaccine or has only had one MMR vaccine, please ring us to book your child in for an appointment. 03 528 8866
As part of the nationwide surveillance initiative to ensure any COVID-19 in the community is caught early, some of our amazing nursing team members will be down at Kaiteriteri tomorrow morning offering swabbing.
New Zealand has been doing such an amazing job keeping the numbers low, and a huge part of that has been stepping up and being tested. So we encourage you, if you're enjoying this beautiful region down at Kaiteriteri with your whanau tomorrow morning, spare a few moments and have a test done.