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Vaccination And Immunisation – What’s The Difference?

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 9:32 am | Waikato District Health Board

We have all heard and used the terms vaccination and immunisation many times, particularly over the past two years. However, now that our discussions are as common at BBQ’s as with our healthcare professionals, it’s likely we have heard or used the terms ... More >>

Measles, Mumps And Rubella Campaign Starting To Show Results

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 2:39 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato DHB’s direct campaign to get 3-5 year-olds measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinated is starting to show results. Caregivers are given information about where their children can be vaccinated, and so far nearly 350 children aged 3-5 have ... More >>

Waikato DHB Commissioners Group Hold Final Meeting

Monday, 27 June 2022, 6:54 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The Waikato DHB Commissioners Group held its final meeting on Wednesday as all DHBs prepare for the transition to a new national health system from July 1. Commissioner Dame Karen Poutasi was appointed in 2019 as the DHB was forecasting increasing deficits ... More >>

Supporting Whānau To Prepare For A Healthy Future During Matariki

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 11:13 am | Waikato District Health Board

Matariki is a special occasion in the New Zealand calendar. Recognised for the first time this year as a public holiday, the reappearing of the Matariki cluster of stars in our night sky marks the start of the Māori New Year and is a time to reflect ... More >>

Winter Wellness And Nutrition

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 12:49 pm | Waikato District Health Board

There’s masses of well-meaning advice available about how and what we should eat to stay healthy, some of it confusing and much of it not suited to many of us. As we head into winter, and face the increasing cost of living, making the right choices ... More >>

Waikato DHB’s Te Awa And Thames Community Vaccination Clinics Close Next Week

Friday, 10 June 2022, 1:07 pm | Waikato District Health Board

After more than a year and over 100,000 COVID-19 vaccinations combined, Waikato DHB’s Te Awa and Thames Community Vaccination Clinics close next week, as the DHB continues to transition into providing mobile vaccination services in its immunisation ... More >>

Waikato DHB’s Whare Ora Programme Making Homes In The Waikato Warmer And Healthier

Friday, 10 June 2022, 11:57 am | Waikato District Health Board

Many homes in New Zealand are damp, cold and unhealthy, and in winter, are on average 6°C below the World Health Organization’s recommended minimum indoor temperature of 18°C. A cold and damp home can increase the risk of respiratory illnesses such ... More >>

First-ever Kaumatua Wellbeing And Housing Expo Being Held In Te Rapa On Friday 10 June

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 2:23 pm | Waikato DHB

The Waikato’s first Kaumatua Wellbeing and Housing Expo in Te Rapa, Hamilton will be held this Friday 10th June from 10am-2pm. A collaboration between Rauawaawa Kaumatua Charitable Trust, the University of Waikato, Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa, Community ... More >>

Waikato Reaches 100,000 COVID-19 Cases As Experts Urge Booster And Flu Vaccinations Ahead Of Potential Co-infection

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 7:11 pm | Waikato District Health Board

There have now been more than 100,000 cases of COVID-19 in Waikato since the pandemic began, with the vast majority this year due to the widespread outbreak of the Omicron variant. The high rate of vaccination achieved prior to Omicron has helped to reduce ... More >>

Community Trust Takes Over RATs Distribution In Raglan As Waikato Continues To Record Hundreds Of COVID-19 Cases Daily

Monday, 30 May 2022, 1:18 pm | Waikato District Health Board

As daily COVID-19 cases in the Waikato continue to reach 500-650 a day, a community trust in Raglan, Raglan Naturally, has taken over responsibility from Waikato DHB for the local distribution of rapid antigen tests (RATs) with support from the Ministry ... More >>

Muslim Community Leader Anjum Rahman Describes ‘gold Standard’ COVID-19 Healthcare

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:05 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Hamilton-based Muslim community leader Anjum Rahman has described the health and welfare support she received after logging her positive COVID-19 test on My COVID Record. In a series of tweets she described the supportive calls from public health, ... More >>

Telephone Campaign To Support MMR Immunisation Catch-up For 3-5 Year Olds

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:02 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato DHB has started a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination telephone campaign for parents of 3-5 year olds who are now overdue for their second MMR vaccination, identifying these children through the National Immunisation Register. The MMR immunisation ... More >>

COVID-19 Protection Is A Family Affair As Waikato Records 900,000 Vaccine Milestone

Friday, 29 April 2022, 12:47 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato reached a COVID-19 milestone this week when a 7-year-old Meremere boy received the 900,000th vaccination to be administered in the Waikato DHB area at the West Hamilton Pharmacy in Nawton. It’s been a family affair all round as Noah Wallace ... More >>

Rapid Immunisation Catch-up Campaign In The Waikato

Friday, 29 April 2022, 10:36 am | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato DHB wants to boost immunisation rates ahead of what is predicted to be a tough winter. The DHB is now expanding what is offered at its COVID-19 community vaccination sites to include free influenza and MMR immunisations to those eligible. ... More >>

Innovation Led The Way For Ethnic Care In The Community Hub

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 12:37 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust found itself at the cutting edge of health care when its Settlement Centre became the Waikato’s COVID-19 Ethnic Care in the Community Hub. There were 10 COVID-19 Care in the Community Hubs proposed for Māori, ... More >>

Supporting GPs During The Omicron Outbreak

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 12:32 pm | Waikato District Health Board

GPs have been supporting around 15% more patients each day during the Omicron outbreak with new systems in place to help ensure patients are prioritised in line with their clinical need. They have coped well with the pandemic, however the pressure is expected ... More >>

Initiative Helping Offer New Opportunities For Māori And Pasifika Healthcare Workers

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:29 am | Waikato District Health Board

Over the past year, Aotearoa has been through a vaccination drive like never before. Retired staff came back to the workforce, teams of doctors, nurses and other health professionals have worked long hours in clinics and in drive-through vaccination ... More >>

Boosting Waikato’s COVID-19 Protection

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 3:12 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The COVID-19 vaccine booster shot gives strong protection against the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and is now considered a key requirement in developing optimal immunity. As rangatahi aged 16 and 17 become available for the Pfizer COVID-19 booster, provided ... More >>

Waikato District Health Board: COVID-19 Public Advisory – 8 March 2022

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 8:20 pm | Waikato District Health Board

From today we will be reporting case numbers by TLA (Territorial Local Authority– the local council areas). We appreciate that there was a level of interest in case reporting by town/city, however this format is not well matched to the current shape ... More >>

Update On COVID-19 Testing In The Waikato

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 7:19 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Demand for testing continues to be high in the Waikato as the Omicron outbreaks grows. However, the long waits for people to get a test has eased with the rollout of RATs at Greenwood and Founders Theatre testing sites. There is currently no wait More >>





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