Published by Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitematā DHBs on 21/12/2021 9:34:58 AM.
Medical exemption consultation funding
The application process for medical exemptions was recently communicated.
The Ministry and DHBs acknowledge that more paperwork will be required for medical exemptions, in comparison with other COVID-19 consultations. All medical exemptions that can be submitted without a patient examination (no examination) will be funded at $60. All medical exemptions that require a patient examination (complex consult) will be funded at $120.
Processes for claiming and payment via POAC are below:
All of the following standard conditions of claim must be met:
1A. COVID-19 Infection.
1B. Serious Adverse Event to previous dose.
1C Unable to tolerate administration due to risk to self or others.
2B. Myocarditis / Pericarditis.
2C. Inflammatory Cardiac Illness.
2D. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.
3A. Non-Placebo participant in a vaccine trial.
COVID-19 vaccination – Tips and ideas for engaging with 5 to 11-year-olds and their parents – webinar recording
If you weren’t able to attend yesterday’s NRHCC’s webinar, the recording is available here. It’s available on HealthPathways: COVID-19 Vaccination Resources under: Local guidance > health professionals resources > NRHCC.
This webinar was aimed at vaccinators and site/clinic leads who have not immunised this age group before, to help them prepare for the expected rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations to 5 to 11-year-olds in mid-January 2022.
The webinar provided tips to engage with young children and their parents, to make them feel comfortable and create a positive vaccination experience. This included: different approaches, the type of hold, using age appropriate language, tools to assist vaccination and a Q&A session.
Jean McQueen, Nurse Director for the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, hosted the webinar. The speakers included:
For details of where patients can get vaccinated over the holiday period, go to www.vaccinateforauckland.nz.
If you’re a vaccinating pharmacy or GP clinic, please ensure your HealthPoint site is kept up-to-date with opening times and hours.
Please send feedback to Leanne.Kirton@waitematadhb.govt.nz.