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Girls and young women born from 1 January 1990 are eligible to participate in New Zealand’s HPV (human papillomavirus) Immunisation Programme. HPV immunisation is free for girls and young women born on or after 1 January 1990. More information
Below you'll find answers to a number of frequently asked questions regarding immunisation.  

Why is it important to immunise my child?Immunisation helps our children avoid many diseases that can seriously harm them. More information
Below you'll find links to a number of different resources regarding immunisation.  

Resources:
Ministry of Health website – ImmunisationThis site provides up-to-date information about immunisations and is run by the Ministry of Health. National Immunisation Schedule – MoH WebsiteThis site shows the New Zealand Immunisation schedule. More information
Influenza – or the flu – is a virus that spreads quickly from person to person. Symptoms include fever, chills, aches, runny nose, a cough and stomach upset. The flu is normally worse than a cold. Immunisation is your best defence against the flu. More information
Kitchen fires are the number one cause of house fires, and cooking is the number one cause of kitchen fires. We all have to cook, so here are a few easy pointers from ACC to help you be a culinary creative without injury or incident. More information
Listeria is a common bacterium (bug) which is widely found in dust, soil, water, plants, sewage and animal droppings. Most people are not harmed by it, but for pregnant women, older people and people with a lowered immunity, it can cause serious problems. More information
Five tips for a healthy smile

Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Have regular dental check-ups. Lift the lip every month and check your child’s teeth and gums. Choose healthy snacks. Drink water or milk. More information
A miscarriage is a pregnancy that ends on its own within the first 20 weeks of gestation. Most miscarriages go unrecognised because they occur before a woman’s next expected period. Miscarriage affects 1 in every 4 women. More information
During early pregnancy, it is common to experience nausea, vomiting and tiredness. This is often referred to as morning sickness but symptoms can occur at any time of the day. More information