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For everyone else, it will be available from mid-May. Info about timings of flu shots and COVID vaccines here.

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The faces of Treasure our Whānau

The three people at the top of the page had their portraits painted to help promote flu shots in 2021. Look out for their posters coming soon at your doctor’s surgery and local pharmacy. 

Mrs Usha Vij

Usha migrated to New Zealand from India in 2004 to join her sons and family. She is well known, respected and loved in the Auckland Indian community. Since 2019 she has been part of the local Flu Fighting Community campaign as an active Muskaan Care Trust NZ member. 

Matua Albert Tepania, Ngāpuhi, Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa

Albie is very active in supporting other kaumātua in his local West Auckland community. Last November, he took part in a discussion about influenza immunisation. He talked about having his first flu shot in 2020. We spent time with Albie and are pleased to share some of his thoughts and insights into how a flu shot helps protect his whānau here.

Dr Gary Wu

Gary was the third person to have their portrait done for this season’s flu campaign. He’s also one of the GPs featuring in videos we've made answering five questions about flu - they will be available soon.