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Flu And COVID-19 Vaccinations On Offer

Published: Fri 27 May 2022 04:09 PM
People eligible for both the free flu vaccine and their next COVID-19 vaccination, can head along to multiple community pop-up events happening across the Auckland tomorrow (Saturday). It is safe to get both your flu and COVID-19 vaccination at ... Read more...

Second Covid-19 Booster Approved For Vulnerable Groups - Expert Reaction

Published: Fri 27 May 2022 01:39 PM
A second booster shot will be available from mid-June for people who are at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. The final decision on who is eligible will be made in the coming fortnight, but it will include the older population, residents ... Read more...

Increased Mental Health Support For Te Pūkenga Learners Across The Motu

Published: Thu 26 May 2022 11:00 AM
Te Pūkenga network is unifying in its approach to supporting its learners to succeed in what remains a challenging environment. By 1 January 2023, Te Pūkenga will be responsible for approximately a quarter of a million ākonga (learners) across Aotearoa ... Read more...

DHB Offer And ERA Recommendations Released To Allied Health Workers

Published: Wed 25 May 2022 07:54 PM
Details of the DHB offer to allied health workers and a summary of previously embargoed Employment Relations Authority recommendations have been sent to 10,000 workers this afternoon. PSA organiser, Will Matthews says, "It is a testament to the perseverance ... Read more...

MidCentral DHB COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Now Offering MMR Vaccine

Published: Wed 25 May 2022 05:02 PM
The MidCentral District Health Board is calling on the community to check that they are up-to-date with their measles vaccination to prepare for the increasing number of international visitors to the country. To support this, a number of COVID-19 walk-in ... Read more...

BreastScreen Central Undertakes Review Into Late Mammography Appointments

Published: Tue 24 May 2022 05:04 PM
Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs have become aware that a number of people have waited longer than the usual 60 working days from enrolment in the Breast Screen Central (BSC) service to being offered a mammogram appointment. BSC delivers ... Read more...

Bowel Screening Age For Māori And Pasifika Lowered

Published: Tue 24 May 2022 01:46 PM
Bowel Cancer New Zealand welcomes the news from the budget that the bowel screening age for Māori and Pasifika people will be lowered from 60 to 50 years old starting in 2023. The government initiative will be launched in selected regions this year ... Read more...

New Australian Government Must End Anti-Vaping Hysteria

Published: Tue 24 May 2022 11:40 AM
“We are hopeful the nearly decade long Liberal-led Government’s open warfare on safer nicotine products will end under Australia’s new Labor-led Government,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Co-ordinator of CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco ... Read more...

Funding Boost Helps Bioengineers Predict Effects Of Traumatic Brain Injury

Published: Tue 24 May 2022 11:31 AM
        Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have received $150,000 from the Health Research Council for a project in which they aim to transform our ability to understand, predict and ultimately ... Read more...

Budget Misses Key Players In Community-Based Healthcare

Published: Tue 24 May 2022 11:21 AM
The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand says that Budget 2022 offers very little support to the hundreds of health-related NGOs struggling to provide services to people “falling through the cracks” within the New Zealand Health System. The funding of $102 million ... Read more...
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