Covid 19 information

 

I sent this out previously but am getting requests as more people are affected by Omicron and/or having to self-isolate.  

Please find readiness checklists (attached) and  the link for a sign if self-isolating: https://covid19.govt.nz/assets/resources/posters/We-are-self-isolating-poster.pdf.

 

The COVID-19 Healthline kaimahi supports people with info about COVID-19, clinical advice on symptoms and non-clinical advice about testing locations.

Call the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: free on 0800 358 5453

 

For any other health concerns, call the general Healthline number on 0800 611 116. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Interpreter services are available.

 

COVID-19 website

 

The COVID-19 website remains the best source of latest information. Stay updated by visiting regularly.

With the Omicron variant entering the community, there have been lots of updates to help New Zealanders navigate the pandemic. Below are links to stay up to date.

 

Getting a booster is straightforward at locations across the country, if you're over 19 and it's been at least four months since you received your second COVID-19 dose. Click to learn everything you need to know about getting your booster. https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/how-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccination/getting-your-booster-dose/

 

Children aged 5 to 11 can now get a free COVID-19 vaccination. They will receive a children’s version of the Pfizer vaccine, with a lower dose and smaller volume. The lower dose was chosen based on a trial that showed the lower dose was safe and had few side effects in this age group. Children receive two doses of the vaccine, 8 weeks apart. Click to learn all you need to know about vaccination for tamariki.

https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/how-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccination/get-your-covid-19-vaccination/where-to-get-your-tamariki-vaccinated/

 

Rapid Antigen testing: https://covid19.govt.nz/testing-and-tracing/covid-19-testing/rapid-antigen-tests-rats/

 

Regards,

 

Jude Derksen – Health, Wellness & Personal Development Facilitator

WALSH Trust