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COVID-19 & vaccination update 17 September

Press Release – Ministry of Health

17 September 

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Lockdowns and Child Mental Health

Press Release – Family First

Research Warns of Link Between Lockdowns & Child Mental Health

Family First NZ says that new Read more »

‘Failed’ Immunisation System Needs To Be Remade Urgently, Doctors Say

Press Release – University of Auckland

A Māori paediatrician and the head of the University of Auckland’s Department of Paediatrics have called for a “failed” immunisation system to be remade from the bottom up. Read more »

‘Glaring Gap’ In Health Research Affects Asian, Ethnic Minority Groups

Press Release – University of Auckland

Health research in Aotearoa is failing to keep up with our growing Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African populations, leaving policy makers potentially unaware of pressing issues, a University of Auckland study shows. Read more »

Lockdowns Double Attempted Suicides In 10-14 Year Old NZers

Press Release – University of Auckland

A study of Ministry of Health data has shown that Covid19 lockdowns significantly increased mental distress in NZ children. Read more »

COVID-19 cases update

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is providing an update on two of the cases who tested positive for COVID-19 today currently being investigated by public health staff. Read more »

COVID-19 & vaccination update 16 September

Press Release – Ministry of Health

16 September

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Spare a thought for those performing COVID testing

Press Release – NZ Institute of Medical Laboratory Science

Spare a thought for those health professionals performing COVID testing during the Auckland lockdown. Read more »

Lives saved through focus on patient deterioration

Press Release – Health Quality and Safety Commission

A five-year patient deterioration programme funded by the Health Quality & Safety Commission has prevented a number of avoidable harms. Read more »

Russell McVeagh assisting with mobile vaccination drive

Press Release – Russell McVeagh

Russell McVeagh assisting with Park & Ride bus campaign for mobile vaccination drive

With vaccination rates lower in the 20-35 age group, Auckland Airport and a group of Kiwi businesses including law firm Russell McVeagh, are pitching in to support the next phase of the vaccination drive, testing and trying new tactics to boost numbers. Read more »

COVID-19 & vaccination update 15 September

Press Release – Ministry of Health

15 September 

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Turbo Charging The Vaccination Drive – School Donations, Competitions And Prizes

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Airport drive-through site reaches 70,000-plus vax amid moves to turbo charge the vaccination effort

COVID-19 & vaccination update 14 September

Press Release – Ministry of Health

14 September

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Steel & Tube Offers $150 Staff Incentive For Vaccination

Press Release – Steel and Tube Holdings

New Zealand’s leading steel solutions provider, Steel & Tube is encouraging its employees to get vaccinated, offering $150 either in cash, Kiwisaver contribution, or Steel & Tube shares to all employees who are fully vaccinated by mid-November 2021. Read more »

Same Alert Levels To Continue For Another Week – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

New Zealand’s current alert level settings will stay the course for another week as “mystery cases” of Covid-19 still emerge in Auckland.

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NZNO Satisfied With Auckland DHB Visitation Policy Decision

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is satisfied now that Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) has agreed to restrict visitation to compassionate grounds only – when it moves Auckland Hospital from Code Yellow to Code Orange at 7am tomorrow. Read more »

Mental Health Foundation Encourages Kiwis To Get Some Me Time

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

With lockdown extended in Auckland, the Mental Health Foundation is sharing its newest campaign – Meh Time to Me Time, encouraging Aucklanders (and all New Zealanders) to take some time every day that’s just for themselves. Read more »

Let’s keep up the testing to get down the Alert Levels

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

Thank you Tāmaki Makaurau for your mahi; let’s keep up the testing to get down the Alert Levels

Tāmaki Makaurau health authorities are urging more Aucklanders to get a COVID-19 test to help the region move down Alert Levels and reconnect with the rest of Aotearoa. Read more »

COVID-19 & vaccination update 13 September

Press Release – Ministry of Health

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Number of new community cases 

Workplace Vaccination On Offer For Frontline Healthcare Workers

Press Release – New Zealand Health Group

New Zealand Health Group has been given the Ministry of Health’s approval to vaccinate its own staff to ensure its service to some of the country’s most vulnerable people is not disrupted. Read more »

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