Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update: We're open for a range of services during the Level 4 lockdown. Use the Ask for an Appointment to get a phone appointment with us during this time. 

We will be able to help with: emergency contraception prescriptions, contraceptive pill repeats (and some contraceptive pill starts) and abortion information.

If you are due for your depo provera jab or for your implant to be changed, we will give you a prescription for the pill until we're able to do face-to-face appointments again. 

If you have an appointment booked with us in the next month, we will be in touch with you to reschedule.

Due to infection control requirements we are unable to provide any face-to-face consultations in our clinics during the lockdown.

Schools, principals and teachers: Our Navigating the Journey sexuality education resources are available for just $25 (that's half-price) for the school holidays. Our resource shop is closed for the duration of the lockdown but these e-resources are available for purchase. 


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HPV vaccine shortage

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

National News

A global shortage of the HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9, is affecting New Zealand supply.

Family Planning is aware of the shortage and is following PHARMAC advice in managing this.

This means if you have already started the vaccine, we are postponing your second and third doses until supplies are available again. There is no problem with delaying the second and third dose as long as you have both of them within a year of the first dose.

Don’t worry, we’ll keep track and will contact you when we have the vaccine available again.

If you haven’t started the immunisation programme yet, we’ll delay your first dose until new supplies arrive. If you are 26 and have to wait until you are 27 as a result of this shortage, you will still be eligible to have your vaccine free of charge (funded).

New supplies of the vaccine are expected in New Zealand in September.

Family Planning has clinics located throughout New Zealand. Use the clinic finder to find your nearest clinic.

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