Protect yourself and your whānau from flu

The flu vaccine is available from 1 April each year. It’s recommended everyone over 6 months old gets a flu vaccination every year. It’s free for people who are pregnant, over 65s, and for lots of other people.

Protect your pēpi/baby and tamariki/children from measles

The MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine is free and very effective in preventing measles.

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.

Check the water for algal blooms before using lakes and rivers this summer

Whether you’re a local or visiting for the summer, take a moment to check the water for algal blooms in lakes and rivers. During the warmer months lakes and rivers can be affected by blooms of blue-green algae which are potentially toxic. To reduce your chance of becoming unwell, it is important to know when it is not safe to have contact with the water.

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 local public health services across New Zealand as part of the National Public Health Service, Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora.


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