This page gives brief information on some health issues and conditions that you may be interested in, and includes some links to articles and websites which we believe provide reliable information.
Good information for New Zealand parents about children’s health is available at:
This website was developed by New Zealand health professionals and is reviewed and endorsed by the New Zealand Paediatric Society.
Immunisation information: the National Immunisation schedule
This is the group of immunisations( vaccinations) that is publicly funded in New Zealand.
For further information on these immunisations and the infectious diseases that they can prevent, go to:
A note about the ‘flu (Influenza) vaccine
Influenza immunisation is available annually and is free to people aged 65 years and over, pregnant women and adults and children with long term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease. Even if you do not qualify for a free flu vaccine, you can still benefit from having one every year.