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Measles: Immunisation is FREE and Easy

Measles: Immunisation is FREE and Easy

Dr Rawiri Jansen, says it’s essential to cut down the risk of another measles epidemic, especially in the time of COVID. Health authorities are encouraging Māori and Pasifika aged from 15 to 29 to get the free measles vaccine because that was a generation that missed...

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Māori plan for end of life care

Māori plan for end of life care

  When Pāpāmoa’s Bob Manihera dies, he doesn’t want his whānau left wondering about what he might have wanted for his tangihanga (funeral) or having to sort out his affairs. Bob, 66, has an Advance Care Plan – a plan he has worked on with his family doctor and...

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Regional Response to National Measles Campaign

Regional Response to National Measles Campaign

A national campaign urging people between 15-30 years of age to get immunised against measles has been launched and the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) is strongly reinforcing this message. Measles is about 8 times more contagious than COVID-19 and is a...

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Te Arawa Trial COVID Card

Te Arawa Trial COVID Card

New Zealand’s response to tackling COVID-19 reached another key milestone with the launch of the “on-the-ground” phase of a community-based trial of a COVID contact tracing card in Ngongotahā, a suburb of Rotorua. The on-the-ground phase was officially launched by...

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COVID-19  Communication

COVID-19 Communication

MEDIA RELEASE Bay of Plenty DHB Updates Visitor Policy The Bay of Plenty District Health Board recognises the important role of visitors in the healing process. With this in mind, we have updated our visitor policy under COVID-19 Alert Level 3, while continuing to...

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