Ngā Pūkenga Manaaki Whakawātea I Wairau /
Wairau Outreach Immunisation Services

Ratonga Whāinga / Service Users

The Service is for tamariki/children who are currently not accessing immunisation services. However, as a priority, the Service is targeted towards Māori and Pacific whānau.

Inclusions
All tamariki 0-6 (inclusive) years who have not accessed scheduled immunisation services and where primary health care services are either unable to locate them or have not been successful in bringing tamariki and their whānau in to the Primary Health Care service for immunisation;

Exclusions

  • Immunisation will not be delivered in the community to tamariki who have experienced previous adverse reactions to vaccine as defined in the current Immunisation Handbook
  • Immunisation will not be delivered to tamariki of caregivers and whānau that have declined immunisation for their tamariki
  • Immunisation will not be delivered to tamariki over the age of 6 years. These tamariki will be referred on to Primary Health Care services
  • BCG vaccinations will not be given
  • No vaccinations will be administered to adults

Ratonga Whāinga / Service Objectives

The primary objective for the Service is to improve tamariki immunisation rates amongst Māori, Pacific and other priority groups with high rates of vaccine preventable disease and low rates of immunisation.

The Coordinator will use community networks to locate tamariki and their whānau, provide vaccination services and ensure that the whānau is linked back into local Primary Health Care and Well Child / Tamariki Ora Services.

Whakaurunga Paearu / Entry Criteria

Entry for tamariki to the Service will be by referral from:

  • Other health care providers e.g. GP's, secondary or tertiary specialist paediatricians
  • A Public Health Nurse
  • NMDHB Immunisation - Coordinator / District Facilitator
  • National Immunisation Register (NIR) staff