COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
Our first vaccine clinic for booster doses is on Saturday the 4th of December. To be eligible for the booster vaccine, your 2nd dose of the vaccine must have been given at least 6 months before the date of your booking. We have a further clinic open on Monday the 20th December from 5pm. Please phone us on 04 298 6807 if you are eligible and wish to book in for either of these.

We will hold further clinics in 2022, with dates yet to be confirmed.

Accessing your COVID-19 vaccine record
An official record of your COVID-19 vaccination is available at https://mycovidrecord.health.nz/

After creating a My Covid Record account, you can request a ‘vaccine pass’ to be sent to your email address. This pass will be used to verify your vaccination status under the new ‘protection framework’.

If you cannot access My Covid Record, or you would like to request a pass on behalf of someone else, you can call 0800 222 478.

COVID-19 Protection Framework
As we move toward the ‘traffic light’ system, and the increasing likelihood of COVID-19 in the local community, some of our processes will be changing. These changes are to keep patients and staff as safe as possible.

Virtual consultations are available for most types of appointments, please advise the receptionist if you would like to book a telephone consultation.

You will be asked an increasing number of screening questions when booking in for an appointment.

Patients with respiratory symptoms and unvaccinated patients will be asked to wait in their car for their appointments, rather than in the waiting room.

If for you own protection, you wish to wait in the car for your appointment, please advise reception when you book in.

We will be encouraging COVID-19 testing for all symptomatic patients.

In some instances (e.g. close contacts of a COVID-19 positive case), we will require patients to return a negative COVID-19 swab before they are seen in the practice.

We will continue to offer a comprehensive service to all our patients, even if it may be in a slightly different format than we are all used to.

COVID-19 testing for domestic travel
From the 15th of December Air New Zealand will require unvaccinated travelers to have a pre-departure COVID-19 test. There is no public funding for these tests. We offer this service to our enrolled patients for a charge of $250.