Immunise for life

Canterbury District Health Board

Are you and your
family keeping up with immunisations events?

In New Zealand diseases such as polio and diphtheria have almost been eliminated and a number of other diseases are becoming less common thanks to immunisation. In order to avoid these diseases making an unwelcome return, it is important that we continue to protect ourselves and our families by getting immunised on time.

The Ministry of Health funds immunisation to protect you from many vaccine preventable diseases. Throughout New Zealand, these are available FREE through your general practice team.

We are committed to helping people remember to immunise on time, not just at those all important childhood milestones, but as adults too. Immunisation is about protecting you, your family and your community.

REMEMBER: Immunisation is the best and often the only protection against many harmful diseases.