World Immunization Day is celebrated on November 10 every year. It is celebrated in order to spread awareness about the benefits of getting immunised and how it can prevent many serious diseases in the long run. Vaccines also help to eradicate pandemics like COVID-19 that has infected millions of people over the past two years, and the 1918 Spanish Flu that claimed the lives of many of our people.
This year the theme is live longer together.
Three ways you can celebrate World Immunisation Day.
- Get your shots
Make sure you have been immunised for all the diseases on the vaccination list. This includes getting the primary course of COVID-19 vaccine and any booster doses.
- Plant a Māra kai
Eating good kai, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables is key to maintaining good hauora. Now is a good time to plant new veges in the marakai or put one in if you don’t have one.
- Kōrero with the whānau
There is a lot of information out there but not all of it is tika. Ensure you get the facts from reliable sources and kōrero as a whānau about immunisation and any concerns. You can also kōrero with us.