To the start of this week there have been over 87,000 COVID-19 cases in Counties Manukau region. We hope we are plateauing in case numbers this week and we are looking forward to an easing up of hospitalisations in the coming weeks.
Our focus on preparation for the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues. The outbreak of omicron in our community will place demand on our hospital system as we know it will rapidly infect many people. It’s pleasing to see the commencement of the paediatric COVID-19 vaccination this week.
After a long lockdown in Auckland, and a busy period as the spread of COVID-19 in the community adds pressure to our system, we are looking forward to the new protection framework coming into effect.
Media Release 24 July 2020|The Counties Manukau Health Immunisation team is encouraging the community to attend a free vaccination day at the Free Church of Tonga in Mangere on Saturday, 25 July, 2020.
Media Release 30 August 2019 | School nurses are being trained to roll out a vaccination programme in schools as part of an opportunistic vaccinations programme in an effort to stem the number of measles cases in the Counties Manukau Health district.
Measles vaccinations being offered to patients and whaanau at Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department
Latest News 27 August 2019 | The measles vaccine (MMR vaccine) is now being offered to patients and visitors in Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department starting Friday, 23 August and running over the next couple of weeks from 1pm-9. 30pm daily.
Media Release 27 August 2019 | Counties Manukau is experiencing an outbreak of measles and everyone is being encouraged to ensure they have been vaccinated against this highly infectious illness. Immunisation is free for people aged 1-50 years, and it’s simple - just go to your local doctor.
Latest News 17 June 2019 | A nine-strong contingent of Counties Manukau nurses and support team has arrived in Samoa on a 10-day capacity building mission that will provide vaccination training and clinical support for nurses in the island nation.