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Vaccinations

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • In Store Vaccinations
  • Workplace Flu Vaccinations
  • Vaccinations and Pregnancy
  • FAQs

We are now offering COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the national rollout. 


Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 years and over can book their free COVID-19 vaccination now, via https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/


Walk-ins are welcome and subject to availability.


Last updated 6th September 2021.



Unfunded Vaccinations Costs


Flu (Influenza)

$30/pp

Vaccination: Afluria Quad

Quadrivalent Strain

Status:Available


Whooping Cough

$60/pp
Vaccination: Boostrix
Status: Available


Shingles

$230/pp

Vaccination: Zostavax

Status: Please inquire



*A pharmacist vaccinator is on at all opening times but vaccines are subject to seasonal availability.

Are you thinking about ways to stay even healthier? We offer vaccinations that protection against influenza, also called the flu, whooping cough and shingles. We are one of the first pharmacies in New Zealand where our certified Pharmacists are authorised to vaccinate on site without a Doctor. Our friendly team will ensure that your experience will be as comfortable and seamless as possible. 


Your vaccination record will also be updated onto the National Immunisation Register so your Doctor can refer to when required.


The 2021 flu vaccination programme commences 14th April 2021 for aged 65+ only. Afluria vaccination for general public is now available. 


Walk-ins welcome, if you wish to book a specific time please visit our booking portal here:

https://bookings.gettimely.com/lifepharmacystlukes/bb/book


For more information on the eligibility for FREE vaccinations please visit: https://www.influenza.org.nz/eligibility-criteria


Last updated 18th May 2021.



Unfunded Vaccinations Costs


Flu (Influenza)

$30/pp

Vaccination: Afluria Quad

Quadrivalent Strain

Status:Available


Whooping Cough

$60/pp
Vaccination: Boostrix
Status: Available


Shingles

$230/pp

Vaccination: Zostavax

Status: Please inquire



*A pharmacist vaccinator is on at all opening times but vaccines are subject to seasonal availability.

We come to you - Auckland wide

Your entire organisation can now receive flu vaccinations at your workplace to ensure a healthy and protected team to fight through this winter. Our service is efficient, convenient and causes minimum disruption to your working day. We are available 7 days a week and travel to most central and urban areas in Auckland. A qualified Pharmacist Vaccinator will come on-site to vaccinate all of yourteam at the office or your designated location. We will be offering Flu vaccinations from the beginning of April every year.


The key is ensuring your staff are all protected well before the flu season starts. Research has shown that employees that have been vaccinated have had up to 44% fewer doctor visits and up to 45% fewer lost workdays and can be significantly costly: 

 

  • Hindered customer service

  • Lost sales

  • Delayed projects and deadlines

  • Hiring extra temporary staff or locums

  • Reduced productivity working while being sick

Don’t assume you are immune and if you are pregnant, talk to our Pharmacist about the Flu vaccine as you are able to get this for FREE


The Whooping cough vaccine is also available to pregnant women from 28 - 38 weeks but is unfunded through pharmacy. It is also important to ensure that those close family members and siblings who will be around a baby are immunised against whooping cough so there is a circle of protection for your baby.



CAN A FLU SHOT GIVE YOU THE FLU?

No, a flu shot cannot cause flu illness. Some people report having mild reactions to flu vaccination. The most common reaction to the flu shot in adults has been soreness, redness or swelling at the spot where the shot was given. This usually lasts less than two days. This initial soreness is most likely the result of the body’s early immune response reacting to a foreign substance entering the body.Other reactions following the flu shot are usually mild and can include a low grade fever and aches. If these reactions occur, they usually begin soon after the shot and last 1-2 days. The most common reactions people have to flu vaccine are considerably less severe than the symptoms caused by actual flu illness.

CAN I GET THIS FREE OF CHARGE IF I'M USUALLY QUALIFIED FOR FUNDING?

Currently we are only able to provide fully funded Flu vaccinations to patients who are pregnant or for those who are over the age of 65.

DO YOU ADMINISTER FLU VACCINATIONS FOR CHILDREN?

We are able to administer Flu vaccinations to patients who are over the age of 13. We recommend children under 13 years of age to be vaccinated at their family GP or medical centre.

WHERE IS THE INJECTION SITE?

The flu and whooping cough vaccine are administered intramuscularly in the shoulder of the upper arm (deltoid) and the shingles vaccine is administered subcutaneously in the shoulder of the upper arm (deltoid).

I’VE GOT A COLD, CAN I STILL HAVE THE FLU VACCINATION DONE?

Minor illness with or without fever is not usually a contra-indication, however our Pharmacist will help assess alongside the consent form to determine if it is suitable on the day.

HOW LONG AFTER VACCINATION DOES IT TAKE FOR ANTIBODIES TO BE PRODUCED?

It takes up to an average of two weeks for the vaccines to give full protection.

CAN I GET MULTIPLE VACCINATIONS AT THE SAME TIME?

The vaccinations we provide can be administered on the same time, one after another, ie. flu and whooping cough vaccine, shingles and flu vaccine, etc.

DO I REALLY NEED A FLU VACCINE EVERY YEAR?

Yes. It is recommended a yearly flu vaccine for just about everyone even when the viruses the vaccine protects against have not changed from the previous season. The reason for this is that a person’s immune protection from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccination is needed to get the “optimal” or best protection against the flu.

WHICH STRAINS OF THE INFLUENZA VIRUS ARE COVERED BY THE VACCINE THIS YEAR'S VACCINE?

The influenza virus has many types. Each year the World Health Organization makes recommendations for the strains that are in the influenza vaccine and the strains that should be circulating around New Zealand.The Afluria quad vaccine is formulated to contain the following four influenza strains recommended for the 2020 influenza season: 


-A/Brisbane /02/2018 pdm09-like virus (H1N1) 

-A/South Australia /34/2019-like virus (H3N2) 

-B/Washington /02/2019-like virus (B/Victoria lineage) 

-B/Phuket /3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata lineage)


For more information, please visit: https://www.immune.org.nz/hot-topic/brief-information-about-2020-influenza-immunisation-programme