Practice Information December 2021
We are pleased to welcome Roz to our Reception/Admin team. Roz has many years’ experience in General Practice and some of you may remember her from when she was a locum for us a few years ago.
Late night Thursday and extended lunch time clinics
We offer a late-night clinic on Thursday. Patients are able to book up until 6pm. This might be ideal for you if you work till 5.00pm or have difficulty booking during the day. We have 2 doctors and a nurse in attendance. Lunch time appointments are now also more accessible between 12 and 2pm.
Funded Meningococcal ACW-Y Vaccine
For our young adults entering university, polytech, boarding school or the defence force who will be living in close quarters with others, there is a funded Meningococcal ACW-Y vaccination for you called Menactra. This is a one-off dose, with a booster available after 5-years if considered still in an at-risk living situation.
Adolescents and young adults aged 13–25 years inclusively who start within the next 3 months, or in their first year of living in a boarding school hostel, tertiary education halls of residence, military barrack, or prison are eligible. Click HERE for more information.
This group is also recommended to have a Meningococcal B vaccination called Bexsero( though not funded). Young adults should receive two doses of Bexsero spread 8-weeks apart. Each Bexsero dose is $135. See the statement from the Immunisation Advisory Committee below.
Bexsero is recommended but not funded for other infants and young children aged under 5 years, adolescents and young adults (particularly adolescents and young adults living in close proximity to each other, e.g. boarding school, university halls of residence or in long-term institutional care). Click HERE for more information.
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
Fortunately, we live in NZ, and we benefit from having data on the safety and efficacy of the millions of doses given so far. Vaccination is free for everyone, and we strongly recommend it. If you have doubts or questions talk to our doctors and nurses.
Please remember to scan in when you arrive at the medical centre and to be wearing a mask. We ask that you advise our reception team at the time of making your appointment if you have any cough, colds or flu like symptoms. You may be asked to ring from the carpark on arrival and wait for the clinical team to call you. This is a triage process to keep you and our team safe.
All our team are vaccinated!
To date 91 percent of New Zealanders have now had their first dose and 82 percent are fully vaccinated.
Pfizer booster dose
From Monday 29th November people will be able to access a Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose. A booster vaccine dose is available for anyone who completed their vaccination course at least 6 months prior to their planned booster dose either in New Zealand or overseas. People can access a booster dose in the same way as any other dose, at a walk-in vaccination clinic or by making an appointment with a COVID-19 vaccinating GP or by using the book/ my/ vaccine. website. You can also enquire with our reception team about having your Covid-19 booster vaccine at Harley Street Medical. We have limited clinics available up until 21 December 2021and will re-open booster clinics in the new year.
My Vaccine Pass
My Vaccine Pass is now available as an official New Zealand Government record of your COVID-19 vaccination status. It provides proof you are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption. It’s free and issued by the Ministry of Health. The pass will give access to places within New Zealand that require proof under the new COVID Protection Framework.
Once you are fully vaccinated, log on to My Covid Record - www.mycovidrecord.nz to access a pass, which will be emailed to you. Your My Vaccine Pass will include your name, date of birth and a QR code. You can save the pass on a digital device - your phone or tablet - or print a physical copy. If you aren’t able to access My Covid Record – for example, you don’t have internet access, an ID, or want to request a pass on behalf of someone else (with their permission) – call 0800 222 478. Via My Covid Record, you can also access International Travel Vaccination Certificates, which provide proof of your vaccination status in order to enter overseas countries.
New look SCAN your Skin website - informative and consumer friendly
It’s that time of the year again when we need to remind you about skin cancer prevention.
The Scan your Skin website encourages the use of our Risk Prediction Tool, showcases our unique skin self-examination video and highlights the importance of visiting an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor.
Link to prediction tool: https://www.scanyourskin.org/risk-prediction-tool/
Find an accredited skin cancer doctor: https://www.scanyourskin.org/who-to-see-if-you-find-something/
Manage My Health – puts you in control
Manage My Health is an online service that gives you the freedom to manage your health needs anywhere.
⦁ Allows you to review lab results, immunisation records, allergies, prescriptions and share health information as required with other healthcare providers
⦁ Is available to you right now. All you need to do is ask our reception team. The registration process is quick and easy, and you’ll be up and running in just a few minutes. We can even sign you up over the phone now.
Take control of your health and join today?
Please remember to book early for any medication repeats prior to the Christmas break.
Harley Street Medical Holiday Season Opening Hours
Harley Street Medical will be closed on the public holidays, 27 and 28 December, 3 and 4 January 2022. We will be available for urgent appointments 29, 30 and 31 December at Harley St Medical.
From Wednesday 05 January 2022 we will be back to normal Practice hours of 8.00am – 5.00pm
AFTER HOURS DOCTORS (MIC)
Medical & Injury Centre
98 Waimea Road, Nelson
Hours: 8am - 10pm daily. Appointments from 8.30am
Phone: (03) 546 8881
If its an emergency - please call 111 for an ambulance or go to Nelson Hospital Emergency Department.
Access to the Emergency Department is from Waimea Road.