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The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders


Immunisation for older children

Older children and teenagers need immunisations too. If your child is in Year 7 or 8 they may be offered important free immunisations at school. Find out more about these immunisations in our newly produced videos.

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Better Public Services

Increasing immunisation rates and reducing rheumatic fever are part of the Government’s ten Better Public Services results. The Ministry's latest results show record immunisation coverage and a significant reduction in rheumatic fever. Read more

New videos on knee and hip replacement surgery

Two videos have been produced for people about to undergo hip or knee replacement surgery. Read more

Information on Ebola

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