Welcome to the new Titirangi Medical Centre website, your source for information regarding the latest medical advice and practice updates.
There is a highly effective HPV fully funded vaccine available for females aged 10 – 19 years old which prevents cervical cancer. Schools have been offering
clinics for this immunisation and we have it readily available. From Early next year it will be funded for males 10 -19 years old.
This is 91% effective against at present for 4 strains of HPV and from 2017 for 9 strains of HP virus.
Gardasil® | Immunisation Advisory Centre
A primary course of vaccine is recommended and funded for:
- Eligible girls* from 9 years to under 20 years of age with their family doctor or at school in year 8 with the public health nurses.
Please be advised that the fee for age group 18-64 years is increasing from $48 to $50 as of the 1st of July 2016.
2/6/2016 – Measles Catch-up immunisation
MMR vaccine and its administration is free for those who need it. Free vaccination with two doses of MMR ( measles mumps rubella ) vaccine are being offered to all patients born from 1 January 1969 who do not have documented evidence of two doses of MMR vaccine. Particularly those aged 10-29 years.
Those born before 1969 are deemed to be ok.
Ministry of Health info – If you cannot easily find records it is appropriate to go ahead and vaccinate. There are NO safety concerns about giving too many MMR vaccines and this is a safer option than delaying by trying to track down lost records.
Doctor Su-Lin Boey, who joined us in August 2015, will continue to be available for appointments 4 days a week.
Doctor Fiona Darracott-Cankovic and Doctor Sheetal Patel are also available, especially if you are more interested in a holistic approach to medicine.
Just a reminder that Doctor Stephen Wong’s books remain closed for new patients.