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Our Child Health team works to assist New Zealand improve its childhood immunisation rates.  Improved immunisation coverage will offer children individual protection against vaccine-preventable diseases and our community protection against recurring epidemics.

We do this through;

The National Immunisation Register Service

The National Immunisation Register (NIR) is a computerised information system that has been developed to hold immunisation details of New Zealand children. The purpose of the NIR is to assist New Zealand to improve its immunisation rates. Improved immunisation coverage will offer individual protection against vaccine-preventable diseases and protection for the community against recurring epidemics.

The Outreach Immunisation Service

This service ensures that families of children up to the age of six years who are overdue for immunisation and have not responded to three reminders from their Primary Health Care provider have access to services that empower them to make informed decisions regarding immunisation. The service offers flexible arrangements for immunisation services in the home and community settings. Referral to this service is via the child’s Primary Health Care provider.

The service offers flexible arrangements for immunisation services in the home and community settings.  Referral to this service is via the child’s General Practice (Doctor/Nurse).

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