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Influenza Vaccination Programme Underway

After a highly successful campaign in which over 96% of eligible people received their COVID-19 vaccinations, Te Marae Ora is asking “front liners” to get their influenza vaccinations this week.

Flu vaccinations will be available this Thursday and Friday at Te Marae Ora Public Health in Tupapa, and the temporary “testing stations” at Muri and Constitution Park from 9am-2pm and at the various Te Marae Ora hospitals and clinics in the Pa Enua.

In particular border and other frontline staff like Police, airport workers (including cleaners) accommodation and hospitality workers, tourism operators, Red Cross workers and fire resuce workers are being encouraged to get the vaccination.

“As well as avoiding illness, having the vaccination should help keep people out of hospital and the health system leaving space for more urgent cases” says Secretary of Health, Bob Williams.

Government today agreed for the flu vaccination to be extended to include these key organisations and that there be no cost to those front line workers who choose to get their flu vaccines this week.

ENDS: For more information, please visit, or contact Jaewynn McKay;   +682 55486