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Vaccinations after giving birth

If you weren’t immunised against COVID-19 or flu during your pregnancy, getting immunised now will provide some protection to your new-born baby during its first few weeks of life until they are able to be immunised. Find out more here.

If you are not sure if you’ve been immunised against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), check with your GP or health provider.

You can get your COVID-19, MMR and flu vaccinations from GPs, some pharmacies and other healthcare providers and from some Waikato DHB…


… you’re aged 17-32 you may need a MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine to be up-to-date. You can have the vaccine now even if you’re not sure if you’ve had both doses.


It’s time to boost your whānau protection

If you or your whānau are due for a COVID-19 vaccination -first, second or a booster dose - get yours now. It's FREE and available for everyone aged 5 and over. 

Tamariki (children) aged 5 to 11 will receive a children's (paediatric) version of the COVID-19 vaccine. 


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Is it safe for older people and people with other health conditions?

It is very important that older people and those with underlying health conditions get vaccinated because they are more at risk of the harmful effects of COVID-19 than other groups.

Most people who are immunocompromised, have cancer or other chronic illnesses can be vaccinated.

A very small group of people cannot be vaccinated, but your health conditions and medications will be reviewed before you receive your vaccine.

Is the vaccine effective against the current strains of COVID-19?

Yes. Studies show that the Pfizer vaccine is currently 90 to 95 percent effective in those who get it. Evidence has shown that the Pfizer vaccine gives you protection against Delta and other variants. If there is a new variant found, this type of vaccine can be changed quickly to match a new variant strain.

Babies admitted to NICU visitor policy during COVID-19

Babies admitted to NICU can have one parent or caregiver visit each 24 hour period. This restriction is to keep NICU babies safe. Certain circumstances will be considered on discussion with the Charge Nurse of the NICU nursery. The parent or caregiver will need to wear a mask and follow hand hygiene infection control measures.

Visitors are not allowed to the NICU nursery at this time.

Waikato Hospital antenatal and postnatal ward during COVID-19

Information for women who are staying on the Waikato Hospital ward for clinical care while they are pregnant and for women who are staying on the ward with their baby following birth.

With COVID-19 circulating in the community, this can be a scary time for pregnant women or women who have just had a baby. We are working very hard to ensure the ward environment is safe for you, your baby, our staff and other patients. The layout of the ward does not enable social distancing if additional people…


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