Immunisations and vaccines are the first line of defence to protect you, your whānau, and those who are vulnerable in our communities this winter.
|Find out more about the key vaccinations to keep up with:||Saturday Immunisation Clinics:|
Every Saturday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Richmond Health Hub - 281Queen Street, Richmond
Childhood, Pregnancy, MMR and 11 & 12 year old immunisations
For more information, email [email protected]
Warm homes are healthy homes. Is your home insulated or heated? Do you have a safe way to heat your home? There are options for both home owners and renters.
Resources are also available for keeping a healthy home in winter, including reduced-cost firewood and free curtains.
Fruits and vegetables are great for supporting our immune system in winter, but they are also less available and affordable in winter.
Click through for tips and community initiatives to access healthy fruit and vegetables.
Being smokefree is the #1 thing parents can do to prevent RSV in tamariki.
Any time of year is a good time to quit smoking, but with the surge of flu, RSV, and bronchiolitis in the colder months, it is especially important to be Smokefree in winter to reduce harm.
There are a number of community agencies who you can reach out to for support at all of times of the year, but are especially helpful resources throughout winter.
Financial, cultural, mental, physical and more support is available across Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough.
The challenges of winter can take a toll on mental health or worsen already existing issues.
There are a number of services and resources you can access for support and care.
Winter brings a unique and additional lot of dangers that you need to be aware of to prepare for and avoid.
This includes support and saftey around fire, food, driving children and violence.
|Acute sinusitis||Influenza (flu)|
|Bronchiolitis (chest infection)||Raynaud syndrome|
|Colds||Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)|
|Coughs||Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)|
|Croup||Sore throat in children|
|Ear infections||Whooping cough (pertussis)|
Pharmacists can help you treat many minor ailments with over-the-counter medicines. They can help you put together a Winter Wellness Kit before you’re unwell.
Many pharmacies also offer immunisations, including flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.
A GP (family doctor) is generally the first person you see for medical help if your condition cannot be managed at home (in non-emergency situations).
It is free to enrol, but they may charge a consultation fee per visit. Most practices offer zero fee visits for children <13 and reduced fees for a Community Services Card.
Te Piki Oranga is a kaupapa Māori wellness services provider that offers accessible health and social services that are consistent with the concepts of whānau ora and tino rangatiratanga (self-reliance and independence).
Learn more about they ways Te Piki Oranga can support your whānau.
An urgent medical centre can help you with any urgent medical issue that you would see a GP for, as well as accident related injuries such as sprains or cuts.
They offer walk-in (no appointment) services, longer operating hours than most GPs and accept people who aren’t enrolled with GPs, as well as anyone who is not a permanent resident.
If a life is at risk call 111 or go to the hospital emergency department (ED).
If you’re unsure, call your GP or Healthline on 0800 611 116 first to confirm if the ED is where you should be.