Flu Vaccine

Pharmacists at Bays Health Pharmacy are able to administer the 2021 flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is free for everyone over the age of 65, pregnant women and people under age 65 who have certain conditions. See link below. Those under 65 with certain conditions who are funded  can now come to the pharmacy for the flu vaccine too.

The start date flu vaccines can be given to the above people is April 14th, 2021 as follows:

April 14th - 27th, 2021 - Adults aged 65 and over ONLY.

The Ministry of Health encourages those over 65 to have the flu vaccine in this time, to allow at least 2 weeks before the Covid vaccine is available to them.

We will take appointments for people over age 65 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday plus we are holding a flu clinic Saturday April 17th.

DELAY due to stock in NZ.Date TBA sometime in May 2021- Adults aged 65 and over PLUS Eligible people aged under 65 years (see fightflu.co.nz)

DELAY due to stock in NZ. Date TBA sometime in May 2021 - Adults aged 65 and over AND All people aged under 65 year - eligible and non-eligible

****If you are booked for your Covid 19 Vaccine, you must have your two doses first, then wait two weeks before having your flu vaccine. We can help you plan this, but the schedule above takes this into account.****

https://www.fightflu.co.nz/

Pharmacists can also administer the flu vaccine to anyone age 13-65 who wants to pay for the vaccine. Watch here for start date of the public vaccination program. 

****If you are booked for your Covid 19 Vaccine, you must have your two doses first, then wait two weeks before having your flu vaccine. We can help you plan this.****

 

We feel strongly about letting our community know that when you get a flu vaccine, you help avoid the spread of flu, especially to those who could get complications from flu.

A word from Monterrey (pharmacist/owner)

As a healthy person, I used to feel that I was ready to fight off infections with my regime of nutrients and fighting herbs. I got the flu injection when I worked in a hospital years ago and I accepted getting the flu injection in our training because us pharmacists needed to practice on each other. Then, I fully learned and understood how getting the flu injection myself helped those around me. In the past, I thought I would know to stay away if I were fighting the flu.

What I’ve learned is 80% of people who get the flu are asymptomatic. That means no symptoms. But you are contagious. So, I wouldn’t know to stay away from someone with a compromised immune system because I wouldn’t even know I was fighting the flu.

I still do all I can for myself and those around me (because I could be fighting off a cold or various other bugs) by washing my hands often, not touching my eyes, nose or mouth and I still have my nutrients/herbs for fighting what comes my way. But I also get the flu injection. And I encourage my friends and family to get it too.

Come on in to discuss any health questions with us.

All the best,

The team at Bays Health Pharmacy