Our service provides immunisations to children aged from 0-5 years in a range of settings including the home. In particular we help tamariki who have fallen behind with scheduled vaccinations, and make a significant effort to trace and follow up referrals from GPs and practice nurses. A strong objective of our service is to link families back into other primary health services, including those provided by Tui Ora.
Our kaimahi include an immunisation co-ordinator and a registered nurse/vaccinator. We are a mobile service, working and travelling throughout the community two days a week.
Based at the Tui Ora office in New Plymouth, with mobile staff working around the region.
Tamariki 0-5 years
Target populations are Māori, Pacific and other groups with high rates of vaccine preventable disease and low rates of immunisation.