CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID-19 Vaccinations Update for IDFNZ patient members.

PID/Transplant, Immune compromised and other vulnerable patients have priority access to vaccinations – you can check if you qualify with this online vaccination tool:

https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19-vaccines/getting-a-covid-19-vaccine

The website also covers how you will be notified when your group is being called for testing, information about the vaccine being used, and a summary of vaccinations given, and any side effects reported. If you are planning to travel before August 31st there is also a process for requesting an earlier vaccination slot.

Please check with your GP or specialist team for confirmation that this vaccination is recommended for you personally- before making a booking for your vaccination.


We have  also attached some information  from the ASCIA and IPOPI groups which give details about the vaccines approved and answers some common questions .

ASCIA:  

The ASCIA COVID-19 Working Party has developed the following two new documents to provide guidance about allergy, immunodeficiency, autoimmunity and COVID-19 vaccination, in preparation for the COVID-19 vaccination programs in Australia and New Zealand:

1.  Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Autoimmunity and COVID-19 Vaccination - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for patients, consumers and carers

2.  Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Autoimmunity and COVID-19 Vaccination - Position Statement for health professionals

To read more and access these documents go to

www.allergy.org.au/about-ascia/info-updates/ascia-covid-19-update-2021

and from IPOPI :

https://ipopi.org/latest-news-on-covid-19-and-pid/  

And to understand more about how the vaccines are designed to work visit http://pdb101.rcsb.org/learn/resources-to-fight-the-covid-19-pandemic/sars-cov-2-mrna-vaccine 

If IDFNZ members have additional questions please do not hesitate to email us  at  info@idfnz.org.nz, we will do our best to find answers for you.