The Pfizer vaccine helps protect you from getting sick if you get Covid 19.
The Pfizer Covid Vaccination is currently the only vaccine available in New Zealand.
Although it’s a relatively new technology, this vaccine has gone through all the usual safety checks and regulations set by MedSafe. This includes international clinical trials to help demonstrate the efficacy and safety of the vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is being used worldwide and continually and closely monitored for effectiveness and safety.
Some side effects that you might experience include pain where the vaccine was given, tiredness, headache, muscle aches, joint pain, chills, mild fever, and or swollen glands. These are usually mild in severity and only last for one or two days. Generally, these are more common after the second dose of the vaccine. Find out more about side effects here.
The Pfizer vaccine is approximately 95% effective against symptomatic Covid 19, around seven days after receiving two doses. The Covid 19 vaccination stimulates your body’s immune system to produce antibodies and other proteins that will fight the virus if you’re exposed to it. It’s really important to get your second vaccine to get the full effectiveness.
Why it’s important to get vaccinated.
When you get vaccinated you’re not just protecting yourself, you’re also doing your bit by reducing the risk of passing on COVID-19 to your Whānau, friends, and community.
Do I need an appointment to get vaccinated?
Use our appointment booking system to make a time that suits you. East Care is also delighted to now be able to offer the Covid Vaccination to walk-in patients between the hours of 9 am – 1 pm. Simply ensure you have not had another vaccination within a 2 week period; bring a mask, and make sure you are in otherwise good health. We look forward to vaccinating you and your whānau in our Covid vaccination rollout.