Influenza vaccine

Make sure you are protected against the latest types of Flu by getting a yearly influenza vaccine.

What is Influenza (Flu)?

Influenza viruses, also known as flu, can cause serious illness that is different from a normal cold. Flu attacks the whole body and gives you symptoms like fever, muscle aches, cough, blocked nose and headache. The flu types (strains) change slightly from year to year and this means that you need an updated vaccine to get the best possible protection.

Who can get flu?

Anyone can get the flu and fell very unwell, often needing time off from school or work. It can be particularly dangerous for young children, older adults, those who are pregnant and people with long-term health conditions.

What is the flu vaccine?

Flu vaccines is a way of boosting your immune system so that it is prepared to fight against the flu virus. The body’s own immune system learns how to recognise the virus and stimulate a fast and effective immune response.

Can I get flu from the vaccine?

It is not possible to get flu from the flu vaccine. You can get mild, flu-like symptoms after the vaccine but this is very different from getting influenza itself. You can read more about side-effects here.

Can I get flu even though I have been vaccinated against it?

It is possible to get flu after being vaccinated, but you would then get a very mild form of influenza and typically have a quick recover. Chance of serious health problems associated with flu is much less when you have been vaccinated.

Funded flu vaccines

At risk groups can receive fully funded flu vaccines. Please visit https://www.fightflu.co.nz/ to find out if you are eligible.

Before you get your flu jab, inform us if you:

  • Experience an allergic reaction to a vaccine previously.
  • Are on prescription blood thinners or have a bleeding disorder
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

How much does the flu vaccine cost?

  • If you are eligible for a funded influenza vaccine, it is free.
  • The cost is $30 to those who are not elibigle for funded injections.

Clinicians providing Influenza (flu) vaccination

Nurse
Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Maggie has a Bachelors degree in Nursing. She has been a nurse with East Health for 20 years.
Nurse
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.

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

AgeScreening appointmentGP appointmentTotal
0-13 yrs-15 minutes
Free
15 minutes
Free
13-17 yrs-15 minutes
$13.00
15 minutes
$13.00
18-39 yrs15 minutes
$10.00
15 minutes*
$19.50
30 minutes
$29.50
40+ yrs15 minutes
$10.00
30 minutes
$39.00
45 minutes
$49.00

* Note: if you have a chronic condition, please make a booking for 30 minutes.

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. Please give us call on (09) 265 1325 or send us an email at info@ormistonmedical.co.nz, and we can set up your account.

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 $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 8.30am 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.