The Whanganui Regional Health Network (WRHN) provides both immunisation coordination and an outreach service as part of its Child Health Team.
Immunisation Coordination service aims to improve the health and wellbeing of:
- Children/tamariki in the region, by increasing scheduled vaccine coverage rates toward the national targets of 95% fully vaccinated by eight months and two years of age.
- Adults in the region, by increasing the uptake of free influenza vaccination by those who are eligible. Provides education and support for vaccinators, GP practices and general public in the Whanganui DHB region. .
Outreach Immunisation Service is designed to enhance existing immunisation services by:
- Providing immunisation within a range of contexts, including the home.
- Using community networks to assist with locating children aged under six years whose immunisations are substantially overdue and facilitating their vaccination.
An outreach drop-in service is provided every Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm at the WRHN rooms for childhood immunisations, B4 School Checks and catch up, and other immunisations by arrangement. If you have any questions about this service, the Child Health Team is available toll free on 0800 775 001.