Message from Primary Care Leads – COVID Vaccine & Immunisation Programme Kia Ora Koutou, The response of primary care to the latest outbreak of Covid-19 in Aotearoa has been amazing. Despite the understandable fatigue that people are feeling 18 months into this pandemic, community-based healthcare workers, both clinicians and non-clinicians, have stepped up once again, ... read more.
Canterbury is currently vaccinating Group 2 and Group 3 Patients in these groups will be contacted directly by Invitation text, letter, or phone call when it is their turn. We are asking them to wait until they are contacted, rather than attempt to make their own appointments. We expect to have contacted all patients in ... read more.
N95 Mask Fit Testing Work continues to train up a team in readiness for supporting an N95 mask fit testing programme for general practice. Each PHO will then have responsibility for enabling access to the testing team and managing the process. We appreciate this is slower progress than anticipated. Some general practice teams may already ... read more.