You will be aware that a community outbreak of Meningococcal W disease has been declared in Northland, and that a Vaccination Programme is being established to help prevent the spread of this disease.
Kerikeri High School will host one of the community drop in centres in our International Classroom, which is on the end of our Library Building. The drop in centre will be open to the public between 10.00am 6.00pm from Wednesday December 5 through until Friday 21 December.
The first week will include the centre being open Saturday December 8 and Sunday December 9.
Please find below three communications from the Northland District Health Board about Meningococcal disease and the vaccination programme.
Alternatively, the Northland District Health Board advise that you can visit any clinic within Northland butyou must be a Northland resident and you will need to bring your child’s Well Child Book, or Plunket book and NHI number (if known).
- Clinic venues have been selected in relation to the number of people enrolled in each area.
- Please be aware that the main centres will be busy so plan for this and consider that the clinics are on over a 2 ½ week period
- You will be required to wait 20 minutes after the vaccination.