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Who can get vaccinated?

... vaccinated if they are 16 years and older. However, with each phase of the vaccine rollout, certain groups will receive the vaccination at different times.

If you have serious health conditions, please check with your family doctor first. 

See our COVID-19 vaccination page for more details of the rollout schedule and updates for Waikato.

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.

Antenatal appointments at Waikato Hospital during COVID-19 Level 3

... our staff and other patients are safe while you are attending antenatal clinic appointments at Women's Health Clinic. As a result we have made some changes to how the service is run:

Appointments

Appointments have been changed in response to the COVID-19. This is to minimise face to face contact and to maximise safety. Depending on your condition and the reason for your referral to clinic, your appointment may be carried out over the phone. We will keep you informed about what will happe...

Waikato Hospital antenatal and postnatal ward during COVID-19 Level 3

The following information is 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.

Knowing COVID is circulating in the community can be a very scary time for pregnant women or to 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 addit...

Care in Women’s Assessment Unit (WAU) during COVID-19 Level 3

During the COVID-19 we are working very hard to ensure that Women’s Assessment Unit (WAU) environment is safe for you, your baby our staff and other patients.  For us to do this we have made some changes to how things work in WAU.

WAU is a service that is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week for urgent care for pregnant women. However this is not a drop in service or walk in clinic.

Your midwife (LMC) or doctor (GP) will contact WAU and arrange for you to attend and we will expect your arrival. I...

Keeping well for pregnant women and new mums during COVID-19

... health care when you need it

It is important for you to have your antenatal and postnatal checks with your midwife in person or by phone / video call. Talk to you midwife about how this will happen.
If you have a scan booked it is safe for you to attend, COVID precautions are in place in all ultrasound facilities and in the hospital.
If you have a hospital antenatal appointment, be assured COVID precautions are in place with social distancing, mandatory mask wearing, and having a separate syst...

COVID-19 testing

... priority for testing at all locations, including GP practices, is people who meet location of interest criteria, are symptomatic or who have been requested by Healthline or their GP to seek a test. If you are not in these categories, please contact the COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice.

From 11.59pm Thursday 23 September most people crossing Alert Level boundaries on permitted business or personal travel must be tested beforehand. In some cases evidence of a negative test is need...

COVID-19 vaccination workers

As the COVID-19 vaccination programme begins to ramp up, we're looking to significantly boost our teams of vaccinators, admin staff and kai manaaki. We'd love for you to join us in this important mahi to help protect Aotearoa/New Zealand against COVID-19.

We have some great opportunities for the right people, though there are some specific requirements for the role we have available.

AdministratorWe're looking for administrators to support the vaccination programme by booking ap...

Region Wide

... taha tinana
Companion driving service - essential service under Level 4. Can help with transport to supermarket, hospital etc.
www.drivingmissdaisy.co.nz

Helpline for businessesTaiao
Phoneline offering support for businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19
Phone: 0800 500 362

MSD Keep New Zealanders working toolTaiao
Connecting people to jobs.
www.jobs-during-covid.workandincome.govt.nz

Work & Income Taiao
www.workandincome.govt.nz/covid-19/

Rural Support WaikatoTaha hinengaro, iw...