Childhood Vaccinations

Naturally, it is very important to immunise your baby and children against serious (and sometimes life threatening) diseases. So, the New Zealand Childhood Vaccination Schedule sets out a timetable of all the vaccines. These can keep your child safe from serious illness and complications. All these vaccines are free of charge.

Why are Childhood Vaccinations Important ?

Immunisation helps to prevent the spread of serious diseases. This is because a vaccine’s purpose is to teach your body to recognise and fight off disease-causing germs, thus preventing illness. In the past, many children died or had lifelong complications from diseases like Polio, Measles, Whooping Cough, Covid-19 and Diphtheria.

It is not compulsory to immunise your babies and children in New Zealand.  However, vaccinations are the best way to protect your whānau from a serious illness.

Moreover, having your child vaccinated on time also protects others in our community who are more at risk. This includes very small babies and those of us who cannot be vaccinated. Vaccines in NZ are rigorously tested and are safe. Additionally, your baby is much more at risk from getting a preventable illness than from having a vaccination, so it’s less likely they might be hospitalized. 

The NZ Childhood Vaccination Schedule for children is outlined below

  • Immunisation starts at 6 weeks, 3 months, 5 months, one year, 15 months and 4 years. We support the Wellchild Programme.
  • The full Vaccination Schedule for Children includes: pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, chickenpox, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenza type b.
  • Also, the Covid-19 vaccine has been approved in NZ for kids over 5 years. 
  • Childhood Vaccinations on this schedule are free for all children in our community.
  • If you are Pregnant we also offer influenza and tetanus/pertussis immunisations and Covid-19. These can protect your unborn child.
  • Remember to bring your Well Child Tamariki Ora book as we record your child’s vaccinations noted in this.

Try these tips for when you bring your child for Vaccination

  • Before you come, consider bringing a support person, as well as something to distract your baby. Try a special toy, blanket or book.
  • Breastfeeding can comfort your baby and reduce their discomfort during and after immunisation. We’ll ensure your privacy. Bring any food or drink for your little one, because a 20 minute wait is needed following vaccinations to check they have no reaction. These are uncommon but a short wait is sensible.
  • Try cuddling, singing or talking to your baby to reassure them. Showing them you’re relaxed helps. That’s because when you are upset and crying it is harder for your child to stay calm.
  • Meanwhile, if you have any questions or are worried about anything, talk with our friendly experienced nurses. They understand and are happy to help.

Health care professionals providing Childhood Vaccinations

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Health Improvement Practitioner & Nurse
Fluent in English. Claire graduated as a comprehensive nurse in 1991. Her background is mainly in practice nursing and urgent care nursing.
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Fluent in English. Cassie graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Manukau Institute of Technology in 2013.
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Fluent in English. Rozie graduated with a Bachelor of Health science, Nursing.
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Fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi. Akanksha graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing and has a Postgrad Certificate in Advanced Nursing from University of Auckland.
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Fluent in English and Hindi. Deepika completed her high school in Dunedin and Bachelor of Nursing at the Manukau Institute of Technology.
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Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Taryn-lee graduate from Manukau Institute of Technology in 2021 and is passionate about working on improving community health.
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Fluent in English. Cheryl completed a Comprehensive Nursing Diploma in 1995.
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Fluent in English and Hindi. Rashika has a Bachelors degree in Nursing, Manukau Insititute of Technology.

Frequently asked questions

To join our clinic, you first need to fill out the patient enrolment forms to register with the PHO that we belong to. This is a Ministry of Health requirement.

You will need to provide proof of identity and eligibility which may include the following forms of identification:

  • NZ Passport or NZ birth certificate
  • International passport with resident visa OR work visa of minimum 24-month duration

On the enrolment form you need to indicate which of our doctors (currently taking new patients) that you would like to be registered with.

Yes. As part of completing your enrollment, we request that you have a new patient screening appointment with one of our Nursing or Medical Centre Assistant team members.

This new patient appointment enables our team to work with you to better understand your current health and wellbeing.

Following the new patient appointment as above, you can book your first consultation with your nominated doctor.

All GP appointments are 15 minutes long.

  • One appointment is for a single health issue.
  • Should you wish to have a 30-minute GP appointment, it will be charge at a non-subsidized rate.
  • Depending on your age and health, one of our specialist nursing or pharmacist clinicians may be able to spend more time with you.

If you are a new patient, you will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your enrolment.

Payment is required at time of consultation. Please note that unpaid accounts will incur an additional $10 monthly administration cost.

There may be additional costs for treatments/tests/materials

We recommend that you book your future appointments via your patient portal My Indici.

If you need an urgent appointment, then please phone the clinic. We have doctors available to discuss your urgent health needs on the day.

All consultations are by appointment only.

Patient portals are secure online sites where patients can access their health information and interact with their general practice. Set up access to your patient portal at or email if you would like help.

We recommend that you plan ahead and request your repeat medicines via your patient portal My Indici two weeks before you run out. If you do not have access to a portal, you can phone us and leave a message with the nurse to organise this. Our doctors use an electronic prescribing system which can send your prescription to your local pharmacy (please specify name and location).

Under 14 years free
14-17 years $16
18+ years $18.50
Urgent prescription 14+ years $27.50

The results of tests that have been ordered by our Doctors will be available on My Indici when they have been reviewed. If your test results are of concern you will be contacted by one of our team.

We are open
Monday 8am to 5pm
Tuesday 7am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 7am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 12pm (Midday)

For health services after hours visit East Care Accident & Medical, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland 2013. Their phone is 09 277 1516.

These are consultation prices only.

Under 14 Years - Free
14 - 17 years - $13.00
18 years & over - $19.50

Note charge is the same for in person or by phone or video as you are still receiving the same high quality health provider assessment, diagnosis and planning.

We understand that things can change on the day, but we ask that you call us to advise that you are not able to make your appointment. If we do not hear from you minimum 2 hours prior to your scheduled time, you will receive an invoice for this missed appointment.