Please note: VMC is a testing Centre for our own patients.
Please visit www.tdhb.org.nz/covid19/public.shtml for more information on COVID-19 health & testing advice.
All prescriptions will be sent directly to the pharmacy of your choice, no scripts to be collected in person.
Other useful websites are:
Ministry of Health www.health.govt.nz
Unite Against COVID www.covid19.govt.nz
You can call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 anytime
If you or your family test positive for COVID www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/c/covid-19-positive-managing-your-symptoms
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Accessing GP care during the Omicron outbreak
Aroha mai, Vivian Medical Centre is currently under a lot of pressure providing remote care for a high number of COVID-19 patients who are self-managing their illness at home. Some of our team members are in isolation with their whānau, so we’re also short staffed.
We are still here for you though so please don’t put off getting in touch if you’re unwell.
We are inundated with phone calls, so it will take longer than usual to get through. We’re also doing things a bit differently to ensure people get the right medical care as soon as possible.
Here’s what you can expect.
Thank you for your patience. We want everyone to receive the care they need, and we’re doing our best to make that happen.
Although having the flu jab doesn’t guarantee you won’t catch the flu, it will give you more protection and reduce the symptoms if you do catch it.
In 2022, all people aged 65 and over are eligible for the free flu jab, for Māori and Pacific people, the free flu vaccination is available from 55 years.
The flu jab is also free for those with underlying health conditions and if you’re pregnant.
For the best protection, get the flu jab before the start of winter – give us a call at Vivian Medical Centre 758 5015 to book a time to get your’s.