COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting the Covid-19 vaccine is one of the main ways that you can protect your health and wellbeing during this pandemic. Also, it is also an important step towards a return to normality.

How does it work

All vaccines prevent disease by working with your body’s natural defence systems. It does this by activating your immune system and producing antibodies against the virus. Being vaccinated against Covid-19 means your body is ready to fight the virus if you become exposed to it.

Are the Covid-19 vaccines safe?

The good news is that all Covid-19 vaccines used in New Zealand have been through rigorous testing and are approved by Medsafe.  Furthermore, they must meet strict standards for quality, safety, and efficacy. It’s normal to have questions, so ask our team if you’re unsure or read more about Covid-19 vaccine safety. The good news for 2022 is that now kid’s over 5 can now be vaccinated too.

Potential side effects

The most common side effects are pain at the injection site, a headache or feeling tired. Furthermore, muscle aches, joint pain, fever and nausea can also occur. Don’t worry, side effects are usually mild and do not last long. Actually, side effects shows that the vaccine is working by activating your immune system. It does not prevent you from having the second dose. Of course, serious allergic reactions can occur but are extremely rare. Our vaccinators are trained to manage these.

What happens after my vaccine

As a precaution, you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes after your vaccination. This is a standard practice so our team can check you do not have a serious allergic reaction. These are uncommon.

Where can I find my vaccination record?

Download your vaccination record from the official My Covid Record portal. Then you can save your vaccine certificate to your digital wallet. As well as your primary shots, your booster shots will be added to this record also.

Who can be vaccinated

Fortunately, New Zealand has purchased sufficient vaccines for the whole populations to be fully vaccinated and get a booster. Importantly, this includes women who are pregnant to ensure they have good immunity. Ormiston Medical is working closely with the regional Covid response team and will continue to provide the latest information. 

Further information

If you would like further information about the Covid-19 vaccine and how this can protect yourself and your whānau, please visit

When should you get a Covid-19 Booster?

  • In addition to your initial 2 Vaccine shots, you should get a booster  4 months later.
  • This applies to people 18+ and is completely FREE
  • Booster are advisable because immunity from the initial shots wanes over time
  • As a result, getting a booster will help immunity stay strong. 
  • As usual, you can book using the Book my Vaccine portal. 

Before you get vaccinated, please let us know if you:

  • Have had an allergic reaction to any vaccine or injection in the past.
  • Take a blood thinning medication or have a bleeding disorder
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

Clinicians providing Covid-19 vaccination

Mai Nguyen
Fluent in English and Vietnamese. Mai graduated with her nursing degree at Massey University in 2020.
Mei Liu
Fluent in English and Mandarin. Mei is an overseas nurse and completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences from the University of Auckland in 2008
Roshni Prakash
Fluent in English and Hindi. Roshni completed her nursing training in 1991 and has been employed in various healthcare settings.
Mary Chapman
Fluent in English and can understand Khmer and speak basic Khmer. Mary completed her nursing training in 2002.
Taryn-Lee Luiters
Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Taryn-lee graduate from Manukau Institute of Technology in 2021 and is passionate about working on improving community health.
Tara Mougavalu-Fui
Fluent in English, Niuean and Samoan. Tara graduated from Manukau Institute of Technology in 2012 and has broad experience in general practice and urgent care.
Nerice Fourie
Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Nerice completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2018 and is completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science.
Claire Bidois
Fluent in English. Claire graduated as a comprehensive nurse in 1991. Her background is mainly in practice nursing and urgent care nursing.

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.

The length of your first appointment with your new doctor will be as follows:

0-39 years 40 years: 15 Minutes - 30 minutes

40 years+: 15 Minutes - 30 minutes

 0-13 yrs 14-17 yrs 18-39 yrs 40+ yrs
 Free $10 for screening and appointment $10 for screening and appointment $10 for screening and appointment
 Free $13 for Doctor appointment  $19.50  $39 for double appointment

Payment is required at the time of consultation

You will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your screening appointment.

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 $13
18+ years $15
Urgent prescription 14+ years $25

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 to Friday 8.15am to 5.00pm.

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.