A global pandemic hits our shores : important info and updates from NHC
The NHC current response
We remain open for business as usual, determined to deliver services and support to the practices and communities we serve. At NHC we have taken steps to ensure the safety of our PHO employees and steps to minimise risks. We must all follow the basic rules (hand washing, sneeze and cough into your elbow, observe social distancing).
As this is an unfolding and continuously changing scenario, therefore we will be reassessing daily our policies around safely providing our services to you, with the wellbeing of our staff and communities taking priority.
Together we can slow the spread
Partnership with Māori in responding to this pandemic is essential to achieving equitable outcomes. The evidence tells us that Māori are likely to experience significantly worse effects from Covid-19. We are committed to ensuring these effects are reduced or eliminated.
Vaccine Waka - Halloween edition👻
Halloween didn't scare this crew off from doing the mahi to help give COVID-19 the boot! To top it off 90% of the vaccinations they gave on Halloween were 1st Pfizer doses. A huge effort.
Ngā mihi nui to Chris Leung, Vicky Chan and Anna-Marie for capturing these images. You all look great in your gear!
Mā tātou, mō tātou - Werohia!
All of us 4 all of us
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Kia ora whānau - tune in to this Zoom fono happening āpōpō!
Details in the post below. Please feel free to share with friends, colleagues and whānau.Kia ora whanaau!
ZOOM FONO: COVID-19 & CHILD WELLBEING
For any of our network, parents, whaanau and caregivers wanting to join in on an information fono organised by Moana Research - conversation around Covid-19 & Child Health. The fono will be focusing on our pre-schoolers and primary school kids.
Principal of Rowandale School, Karl Vasau (part of Mana Kidz network) will be speaking on the panel. Please see the flyer for further details of the other panelists.
Great opportunity for parents and whaanau to put forward any questions or heightened concerns. ALL are welcome, feel free to share with any parents and whaanau within your Mana Kidz school communities.
WHEN: Tuesday 2 November 2021, 7pm – 8pm
Registration link: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsd-qgrDktHtWWOP2EHTPaASGlMTvpDQiy
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Kia ora e te whānau, if you missed this morning's announcement about the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework you can find the information on the Government's Unite against COVID-19 official page.
This traffic light system will come into effect once 90% vaccination rate is reached across all DHBs.With high vaccination rates we will soon be able to take a new approach to managing COVID-19 with fewer restrictions and less reliance on lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus.
New Zealand will move to our new COVID-19 Protection Framework when 90% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated across each DHB. There will be three stages: green, orange and red. At each stage, there will be things we need to do to keep safe.
Green is when there is some COVID-19 in the community but at low levels. Fully vaccinated people can enjoy all events and hospitality and gatherings by showing a vaccination certificate. Where premises choose not to use vaccination certificates they will face restrictions on numbers and physical distancing similar to the current alert level framework. Face masks will only be mandatory on flights but will be encouraged in indoor settings.
At Orange, places that choose to use vaccination certificates can remain open. For places that choose not to use vaccination certificates will either be closed or will have public health measures in place. This is because at orange, greater protection will be needed as there will be increasing community transmission.
Red is what we will use when the virus is spreading in a way that means we need to take action to protect our most vulnerable and prevent too much pressure on our health system. There will be significant restrictions where vaccination certificates are not used. Places using vaccination certificates will continue to operate, but with public health measures in place.
At all levels, there will be places that will always be exempt from requiring vaccination certificates such as supermarkets, pharmacies, health services and education entities that everyone needs to be allowed to access.
Across all levels, localised lockdowns will be a tool available as part of the public health response.
Just as we did for the Alert Level Framework, we will continue to work through detailed plans for each sector.
We are not implementing anything until it's safe to do so. And that means getting New Zealanders vaccinated. Our goal is to keep people safe and to move forward.
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Kia ora e te whānau - its 💥SUPER SATURDAY💥 āpōpō, our shot to get as many people in Aotearoa vaccinated against Covid-19 as possible.
Below are a list of sites in our network that will be open for whānau needing their first or second vaccination. If you aren't an enrolled patient at any of the clinics listed - kei te pai - you can still rock on up and get vaccinated. If you are fully vaccinated already - ka pai!! You can still do your bit by encouraging your friends and whānau to get theirs too.
To see a full list of all of the Covid-19 vaccination locations in Aotearoa and their opening times, click on the link below:
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Aorere College vaccination pop-up happening now!
Our mates from Aorere C - the Hauora Immunisation Alliance will also be onsite this morning with some awesome giveaways for whānau who drop by to get their vaccination 🤩.Kia ora - Malo e lelei - Talofa - Bula Vinaka - Fakalofa Atu - Kia Orana – Hello Aorere Whaanau!
Counties Manukau Health with support from Aorere College are organising a pop-up vaccination clinic for the school community - students, parents, staff and whaanau. The new Delta strain of the virus is highly infectious which means it can be passed on from person to person much more easily than ever before. The vaccine is the best way that we can keep our community safe from COVID 19 and reduces the risk of becoming very ill from the virus (the likelihood of ending up in hospital from COVID 19 is significantly reduced).
Everyone over the age of 12 is now eligible to have their FREE COVID 19 jab. This special pop-up clinic is a great opportunity for our school to get together and help protect the community from COVID 19.
The event is being run over 2 days, Friday 15th Oct 11am-6pm and Sat 16th Oct 9am-3pm so you can choose which day you wish to attend. On your chosen day, make sure you and your whaanau have face coverings.
To make the process faster on the day you can bring along your NHI number/hospital number, if you don't know it then you can call 0800 855 066 and they will be able to help you.
Here is some information available in a variety of languages if you require this:
You can also check out this information from Prepare Pacific:
Please also find handbooks to help you understand more about the vaccine. If you require this handbook in more languages, please visit preparepacific.nz/resources/community_handbooks/
We are keen to answer any questions you may have about the vaccine and how you can become vaccinated. Please email our school health nurse Alana Trotter at email@example.com and we will answer your questions. We will provide an online vaccine Q&A session with a local doctor and more details will be provided about this shortly.
We will keep you updated as we firm up more details of the event but for now, please put this in your diary and if you have any questions, please reach out.
Let's all show manaakitanga and do this for our whaanau, friends and community. For more details visit www.aorere.ac.nz/
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Ka mau te wehi! Manurewa Marae is really stepping up the mahi to help protect our whānau and hapori against COVID-19 with the launch of the SHOTCUZZ vaccination bus!
Head over to Manurewa Marae's page to find out where the SHOTCUZZ pahi is going to be next. They are posting frequent updates so whānau know where to find them.
Come on whānau, head on down to see the crew. Do it for our future generations.
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So proud of our amazing kaimahi (who you can see pictured in the top row, second from the left) who have been part of this effort to make sure whānau Māori receive their vaccination. Your commitment and mahi have been incredible.
- Werohia!!Kua eke tātou ki te RIMA TE KAU MANO!!
Today we hit 50,000 Māori COVID-19 vaccinations in the Waikato DHB takiwā.
He mihi tēnei ki a koutou pīkau i ngā mahi, i piko tuara kia riwha ai ki tēnei taumata.
Kia kaha tātou, we have more mahi to do!! Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 and over can get their free COVID-19 vaccination now.
▶️ Find a walk-in or drive-through vaccination centre
▶️ Book online with www.BookMyVaccine.nz
▶️ Book over the phone by calling 0800 28 29 26
Ko te awhikiri o te tangata te mea hirahira rawa atu, kia karo ai i te KOWHEORI-19, ā, ko te whiwhi kano ārai mate te huarahi pai rawa ki te ārai i a koutou ko tō whānau me tō hapori.
Our immunity against COVID-19 is incredibly important and getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you, your whānau and your community. ... See MoreSee Less
📢 Kia ora Manurewa whānau 📢
Far out!!!! Too much our Manurewa community, we smashed that! So much so that we are out of vaccine. Unfortunately that means we have to shut down our drive through site!
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Remember whānau, there's a pop-up drive-thru at Brown's Road, Manurewa Netball Courts today. No bookings needed.
Check out some of the highlights from yesterday. The awesome kaiamhi here have created a safe environment for you and there is no need to mix with anyone outside your bubble (you don’t even need to leave your car!). ... See MoreSee Less
Kia ora Manurewa whānau. Far out!!!! Too much, our Manurewa community, we smashed that! So much so that we are out of vaccine. Unfortunately that means we have to shut down our drive through site! Watch this space for more pop ups!!!!
👨👩👧👦 Kia ora whānau
NHC had an awesome day yesterday supporting the Manurewa community partners pop-up vaccination drive-thru at Netball Manurewa Community and Events Centre.
A huge shout out to all the whānau who came along. By getting vaccinated you are not only protecting yourselves against COVID-19, but others too.
The pop-up will be open from 9am-4.30pm today down at 95 Browns Road, Manurewa.
Our masks and t-shirts were so popular that we are all OUT! Not to worry, friendly kaimahi will be there to awhi you.
This pop-up is about making it easy for you and your mirumiru/bubble to get vaccinated. Pāia! ... See MoreSee Less
Kia ora Manurewa whānau. Far out!!!! Too much, our Manurewa community, we smashed that! So much so that we are out of vaccine. Unfortunately that means we have to shut down our drive through site! Watch this space for more pop ups!!!!
📢 Calling Manurewa Māori and Pacific whānau!
Come down to the Manurewa community drive-thru vax pop-up to get your first or second dose. No bookings needed and a short wait time.
You can receive your vaccine in the car from the safety of your bubble.
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Kia ora Whānau,
We have our team down at Manurewa pop up site asking our whānau about vaccinations.
One of the questions they are asking is
"What do you think is stopping whānau from coming and getting their vaccination?"
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Kara is a Kaimanaaki for our Mana Tū programme which supports people living with type 2 diabetes. When the Delta outbreak hit Tāmaki Makaurau, Kara stepped in to help Kelston Medical Centre and completed her vaccination assessment. She is now able to help them vaccinate whānau against COVID-19!
Kara has been going above and beyond in her mahi - by going up the road to the local dairy when things are quieter to tell people to drop by the medical centre for their vaccination.
She has even been helping with delivering kai drops to whānau after she finishes up her shifts at the centre.
Mīharo. You're amazing⭐️
Kara, you embody the values of - all of us 4 all of us. Thank you for helping keep our communities safe. ... See MoreSee Less
Kia ora e te whānau 👋🏽
Today National Hauora Coalition is launching Mā Tātou, Mō Tātou, a campaign which will run until the end of the month of September. Mā Tātou, Mō Tātou is all about sharing the things we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19.
💚 Mā tātou, mō tātou – all of us 4 all of us 💙
Vaccination is one of the best tools we have in our kete to help keep ourselves and others safe, especially our pēpi and tamariki under 12.
By getting vaccinated you’re ensuring the oranga (wellbeing) of pēpi and tamariki in your whānau as you’re much less likely to get māuiui (sick) and pass COVID-19 onto them. That means, by getting vaccinated you’re doing your bit to help protect our future generations. Pāia! Awesome!
We’re kicking off the campaign today by running a giveaway. All you need to do is help us share the #mātātoumōtātou word by tagging at least five people you care about below. ⬇⬇
This will put you in the draw to win a $150 Prezzy card to share with your loved ones. The winner will be drawn on 1 October 📆.
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Kia ora whānau! We have a winner Chachi Wiperi! You are the proud owner of a $150 prezzy card 😍. Send us a message and we will organise getting your prize to you.
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Another update from the frontline. Meet Rosie (left) and Will (right) who are helping out the team at Three Kings Accident and Medical.
Normally Rosie is a Health Improvement Practitioner, and Will is a Health Coach, but they've both stepped up to help Three Kings A&M in their Covid reponse on top of their day to day mahi.👏
Both of them have been trained on helping patients as they come through the main door. This means wearing full PPE, meeting patients, checking if they are well, taking their temperature, finding out what they have presented for and then directing them to where they need to go.
When Rosie's not helping out on the door, she's been helping with administration tasks, like checking the voicemail for those wanting to book in for vaccination. On one of the days there were 150 messages for her to get through!
Doing this means Rosie and Will are able to help free up time for the Three Kings A&M staff so they can get on with the mahi. 💚💙 ... See MoreSee Less
Good one NHC helping out at our doctors clinic and keeping us all safe!
Good work NHC whānau 👏🏿👏🏿
Check out some of our kaimahi who have redeployed to help with the COVID-19 response.
The team you can see in these photos are working at the vaccination drive thru at Papakura Marae. They've told us all about what an awesome atmosphere there is there - with lots of manaaki, laughter and music.
You can read more about the awesome mahi Papakura Marae is doing, whānau, in the article linked below - or jump over to their Facebook page.
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-coronavirus-delta-outbreak-marae-opens-doors-for-drive-through-vac... ... See MoreSee Less
Kei te mōhio koe? (Did you know?) - you can book vaccinations via the NZ COVID Tracer app⁉️
Check out this video which walks you through the steps of booking for yourself, or on behalf of someone else. It doesn't matter what your citizenship status is.
Having your NHI number handy is helpful - you can find this on any medication bottles or packets that have been prescribed to you. If you don't know your NHI number - kei te pai, you can still book.
If you'd rather book through your GP - just give them a call. You can see the list of practices in NHC's network by clicking on the link below:
Kia kaha, kia haumaru. Stay strong, stay safe.
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Rā whānau, Here Toitū!! 🥳🎈🎉
This week the Here Toitū programme, which is a key partnership between NHC, Ministry of Social Development NZ , ProCare and Pegasus Health turned ONE! The team didn't let the current L4 lockdown stop them from marking the occassion, and gathered together online to celebrate instead. Ka mau te wehi, koutou.
Here Toitū supports people who are unable to work due to a health condition or disability to improve their wellbeing. The programme empowers them to determine their own goals and aspirations and take steps towards engagement in meaningful sustainable employment, learning, caring, or volunteering. The programme supports innovative and creative ways of thinking and doing which has become necessary in these uncertain Covid-19 times. Any person enrolled in the service is supported by a dedicated support team.
You can read more about Here Toitū on our website via the link below⬇️⬇️
www.nhc.maori.nz/2020/09/03/press-release-national-hauora-coalition-launches-here-toitu-programme... ... See MoreSee Less
Kia ora e te whānau,
An important Covid-19 update - a community case has been confirmed in Auckland this afternoon.
Stay safe and be kind.
Ngā manaakitanga.A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in the community early this afternoon and is now under investigation.
We will provide further updates once additional information comes to hand.
The case is located in Auckland and a link between the case and the border or managed isolation is yet to be established.
The Auckland Regional Public Health unit is undertaking interviews with the case for contact tracing purposes. While we collect more specific information all New Zealanders are reminded of the basic public health measures of mask wearing and hand washing. In particular anyone in Auckland catching public transport this afternoon or who cannot socially distance in public spaces should wear a mask as a precaution.
Ministers will meet this afternoon once additional information is gathered to confirm a response. An update will be provided after that.
A hard and early response is the best tool to stamp out any potential spread and everyone in New Zealand is asked to stay calm, be kind and play their part while we gather more information on the potential case.
There are no new cases to report from managed isolation at the border.
One previously reported case has recovered since yesterday’s update. The number of active cases in New Zealand is 43.
Since 1 January 2021, there have been 121 historical cases, out of a total of 752 cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is three.
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Kia ora e te whānau,
The new COVID-19 Vaccination Healthline is now open for Group 3 to book their vaccination.
See the details in the pānui below for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
On Friday Kiingi Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero Vll and Makau Ariki Atawhai received their first dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine - on Facebook Live!
"Kiingi Tuheitia and Makau Ariki Atawhai have encouraged whaanau to make their own choice based on good information. They have chosen to receive the vaccine because they believe it is a good and positive step forward for their health, the health of their whaanau and all others in Aotearoa." ... See MoreSee Less
Finding reliable information about the COVID-19 vaccine can be challenging. Check out our Clinical Director, Dr Rawiri Mckree Jansen's kōrero on where to go for information you can trust.
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Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect our kaumātua, our whānau and ourselves against COVID-19. Find out more about the vaccine rollout plan here:
covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19-vaccines/getting-a-covid-19-vaccine/how-our-vaccine...We have a plan to provide a free vaccine to protect everyone aged 16 and over in Aotearoa from COVID-19. The best way to protect our kaumātua, our whānau and ourselves is to get vaccinated. Find out more about our rollout plan here: covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19-vaccines/getting-a-covid-19-vaccine/how-our-vaccine... ... See MoreSee Less
Unfortunately, whānau changing alert levels is the new normal – until we beat COVID-19 in Aotearoa.
So, if you need support, don’t be whakama about reaching out for help. Check out this video presented by Niwa Milroy and Patara Berryman, who will point you in the right direction.✅ ... See MoreSee Less
Kia ora e te whanau,
Still undecided about the vaccine, or have pātai you need answers to?
Join the COVID-19 Vaccine Info hui this Friday, 5 March at 6pm. Follow the link in the post below⬇️⬇️E te iwi
With so much conflicting information out there around vaccines it is hard to know what info to trust. Dr Nikki Turner and Dr Rawiri Jansen are the country’s recognised authority on vaccines. Please register and bring your questions. The only silly questions are those we don’t ask. Nau mai, haere mai!
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Kia ora whānau, Tāmaki Makaurau is now at Alert Level 3, the rest of the motu is at Alert Level 2
Kia kaha - we've done this before and we'll do it again.In response to recent cases identified in the community, Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 2. Anyone who has cold or flu symptoms, including muscle aches and fatigue, should get a test and stay home until you have a negative test result.
To find a testing centre near you, visit www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/
For information on locations of interest, visit www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-ad... ... See MoreSee Less
Alert Levels update
Auckland will rejoin the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1 from 11:59pm tonight, Monday 22 February.
Cabinet has today decided to make face coverings mandatory on all public transport, across all of New Zealand, at Alert Level 1. This means, everyone, on any means of public transport, is now required to wear a face covering.
People will be allowed to remove face coverings to eat or drink on public transport journeys, if eating and drinking is usually permitted on those journeys. They will also be allowed to remove face coverings in order to take medication.
In small passenger vehicles like Uber rides and taxis, drivers must wear a face covering – and while it is not mandatory for passengers, it is encouraged that they do too.
Children under the age of 12 are exempt, as are people with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask or face covering safely or comfortably.
Drivers and transport operators will not stop people without face coverings from boarding public transport. But where possible, drivers will be encouraging passengers to wear a face covering.
Please – always be kind to public transport staff and drivers when they ask you to wear a face covering. Remember they are just doing their job.
COVID-19 is contained at Alert Level 1, but it’s still worthwhile to keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while out and about. This will help to minimise the spread of COVID-19 if community transmission returns. ... See MoreSee Less
The Mana Kidz health team is now back in schools, whānau 💚💙From midnight Tāmaki Makaurau will move back into Alert Level 2.
This means, from February 18, 2021 our health teams will be back in schools delivering a combination of onsite, phone and home visits to best support whānau, working under the strict guidelines of the Ministry of Health, with appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) to ensure a safe service.
We will continue to offer remote support for students who are not at school. Please text or phone the clinic if you are concerned for an unwell child who is not at school.
If you are concerned for an unwell child or your whānau please contact the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline number 0800 358 5453 if you cannot reach your school health team or GP.
*Wash your hands,
*Cough and sneeze into your elbow,
*Keep a 2 metre physical distance where you can,
*Wear a mask when you're out and about and on public transport
*Go and get tested if you’ve got any COVID-19 symptoms
*Encourage your whānau to get tested if they have any symptoms
*Scan in or sign in everywhere you go
👉🏽You can find a community testing centre/site near you here:
For more information regarding levels, testing stations & gatherings please visit covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/ ... See MoreSee Less