Preparations are well underway to vaccinate Group 3, which are people 65 and over, people with underlying health conditions, pregnant people, and people with disabilities.
The majority of people in the Waikato who are in Group 3 will receive an invitation to book their COVID-19 vaccination in late June and July.
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is free and available to everyone aged 16 and over. It is highly effective and will help protect Aotearoa from COVID-19. It has been approved by Medsafe, the Government body that approves all medicines for use in New Zealand.
Two doses of the vaccine, at least three weeks apart, will give you the best protection.
You don’t have to do anything right now
We are vaccinating people in stages. When it is your turn, you will receive an invitation to book an appointment from the Waikato DHB, your GP, a Māori or Pacific health provider, or from a disability organisation.
Vaccinating later this year: Group 4
From end of July onwards, everybody else in New Zealand aged 16 years or older will start being vaccinated. This will take until the end of the year.
We encourage you to take up the opportunity to get vaccinated. Find out more about Waikato’s COVID-19 vaccination programme at www.waikatodhb.health.nz/covid-19 or check what group you are in at Covid19.govt.nz/myvaccine
Five Cross Roads Medical Centre is a progressive modern primary health care practice committed to providing you and your family with a wide range of health services, helping you stay healthy. Our medical centre offers a friendly comprehensive service focusing on wellness and preventative healthcare. For over 35 years our family general practice has looked after the health of local residents across Hamilton and surrounding areas. We love being part of the community.
Our staff are from several different ethnic and social backgrounds which helps us to understand our patients needs. Our focus is on providing professional personal care from the moment you first call. An important part of this, is getting to know you and understanding your life situation, because we believe this allows us to provide you with more effective and well rounded treatment. We are committed to the delivery of quality healthcare in a friendly caring environment. Through a partnership of trust and professional integrity we will endeavour to achieve optimal health outcomes for you and your family.
Five Cross Roads Medical Centre is located at the corner of Peachgrove and Tennyson Roads, with onsite parking and the convenience of a Pharmacy, Physiotherapy clinic, Appearance Medicine clinic and Chiropractor next door. We currently have the capacity for new patients to join the Practice so feel free to pop in and complete a NHC Enrolment Form for General Practice Oct 2019 (pdf also available under the New Patient tab).