Outreach Immunisation Service

All services for children are FREE

What is the Outreach Immunisation Service and who is it for?

The Outreach Immunisation Service is a FREE mobile immunisation and education service available to all tamariki aged 0-5 years of age who may have difficulties accessing their GP. Our team can assist you and your whanau through education, promotion and protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.

What are the areas that this service covers?

The Outreach Immunisation Services covers all of the Mid-North and Far North regions encompassing the areas as far south as Marumaku, north to Te Hapua, Hokianga in the west and Whangaroa/Bay of Islands in the east.

Where is the service provided?

The Outreach immunisation Service can provide your child their free vaccination in the comfort of your own whare (home), Kura/Kohanga (school, ECE) or other community setting.

Who can refer to the service?

All health providers, social services, parents/guardians as well as whanau and iwi providers.

Outreach Immunisation Coordinator:
Chantelle Murray – Ph 021 363 219 or through the PHO office:
Kerikeri ph 09 407 3581 or
Kaitaia ph 09 408 3142

Childhood Immunisation

A child can receive their immunisation from:

  • Your Dr or Nurse
  • At home  through the support of the Outreach Immunisation Service (OIS) if accessing a service is difficult for you.

Growing up as children we are exposed to thousands of germs, some of which can potentially cause illness. Immunisation is the most effective way to actively protect children and other vulnerable people in our community from preventable diseases, ranging from whooping cough, tetanus and hepatitis B to meningitis and measles.

When a child is immunised, their body’s immune system is stimulated to protect against these diseases. It is important to understand that the risk from any of these diseases far outweighs any risk associated with vaccination. To read further reliable information about immunisation and vaccines see:

You can read further reliable information about immunisation and vaccines :
Immunisation
Vaccines and Vaccination