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Waikato DHB Ransomware IncidentInformation System Outage and Cyber Security Update

Waikato DHB hospital services have returned to full functionality following the cyber security incident which affected our systems in May 2021. Waikato DHB has also now completed its forensic investigation into the cyber security incident and notified all individuals whose personal information was impacted by the incident.

We thank our people, the community we support, and our partners and regulators for their p...

COVID-19 vaccination

Our vaccination centres are now also offering the influenza vaccine and the MMR vaccine, as well as the COVID-19 vaccination. The influenza vaccine or Flu vaccine is being offered at our centres for anyone eligible for the free flu vaccine aged 9 and over (please take younger children to your GP), and the MMR vaccine for anyone eligible aged 3 and over (please take younger children to your GP.)

Most vaccination sites are taking walk-ins and people can book an appointment for their COVID-19 vacc...

COVID-19 testing

Free Rapid antigen tests (RATs) are now the primary form of testing in the community for people who have symptoms or are a Household Contact. The most common early symptoms of the Omicron variant are a sore or scratchy throat and a runny nose.

'Click and Collect'
Please order your RAT home testing kit - 
online: https://requestrats.covid19.health.nz/
or free call at 0800 222 478 (option 3) from 8am – 8pm.
 
RATs for healthcare and critical workers can also be ordered online.

 
To mak...