Go well this winter

Winter is a period of increased illness. Flu, COVID-19, colds and coughs spread easily and can make people seriously unwell. Find out more information on what we can do to do keep ourselves and others well this winter.

Protect your pēpi from whooping cough

To protect your baby, get your free immunisation during pregnancy and take your baby for their free immunisations when they’re 6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months old.

Protect yourself and your whānau from flu

It’s recommended all tamariki from 6 months old and their whānau get influenza (flu) vaccination every year. It’s free for tamariki aged 6 months to 12 years old, if you’re pregnant, and for lots of other people.

Kia ora haere mai

Welcome to Toi Te Ora Public Health

Toi Te Ora Public Health's vision is lifelong health and wellbeing for all.

Our purpose is to improve, promote and protect the health of the communities in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts.

Established in 1996, we are the public health unit for the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts.

We are one of twelve public health units across New Zealand and are funded by the Ministry of Health.

We focus on the achievement of health equity, in particular for Māori.


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