TO BOOK YOUR COVID VACCINE AT UNICHEM BISHOPDALE PHARAMCY - GO TO OUR HOME PAGE AND CLICK THE LINK

Know the symptoms. Know how to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus. Seek advice from us here at your local community pharmacy.

COVID-19 VACCINE ROLLOUT UPDATE FOR CANTERBURY AND WEST COAST

To roll out the largest vaccination programme in our history people are being vaccinated in groups, below is an updated guide as to how we are currently being asked to prioritise people for their vaccines. 

Group 3 - people who haven’t been vaccinated

Group 4

Māori and Pasifika patients aged 40-55

General population aged 60-64

Māori and Pasifika aged 16-39

From 6th August - people aged 55 and over

The remainder of the general population, moving down the age groups, will be able to access their vaccine in line with the dates released by the MOH in the coming weeks.

To make a booking to have your COVID-19 vaccine at Unichem Bishodpale Pharmacy - please click on the link on our home page. (If you need any help to make your booking, please come in and see us or call us).

(Alternatively, you can book to have your vaccine at another facility by using the national booking system: either online  at https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz or by phoning the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).

You can find more information on the local vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz website.

TO BOOK YOUR COVID VACCINE AT UNICHEM BISHOPDALE PHARAMCY - GO TO OUR HOME PAGE AND CLICK THE LINK

Know the symptoms. Know how to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus. Seek advice from us here at your local community pharmacy.

COVID-19 VACCINE ROLLOUT UPDATE FOR CANTERBURY AND WEST COAST

To roll out the largest vaccination programme in our history people are being vaccinated in groups, below is an updated guide as to how we are currently being asked to prioritise people for their vaccines. 

Group 3 - people who haven’t been vaccinated

Group 4

Māori and Pasifika patients aged 40-55

General population aged 60-64

Māori and Pasifika aged 16-39

From 6th August - people aged 55 and over

The remainder of the general population, moving down the age groups, will be able to access their vaccine in line with the dates released by the MOH in the coming weeks.

To make a booking to have your COVID-19 vaccine at Unichem Bishodpale Pharmacy - please click on the link on our home page. (If you need any help to make your booking, please come in and see us or call us).

(Alternatively, you can book to have your vaccine at another facility by using the national booking system: either online  at https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz or by phoning the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).

You can find more information on the local vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz website.

Protect Yourself & Others from COVID-19

IMPORTANT: For the protection of other patients and our staff, if you are feeling unwell or experiencing possible symptoms of coronavirus please refrain from visiting our pharmacy. We can help you over the phone and can deliver your medication contact-free to you at home. Contact Us.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

The symptoms of COVID-19 are: 

  • a dry cough.

  • a high temperature (at least 38°C).

  • shortness of breath. 

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.  

What can I do to stop COVID-19 spreading? 

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues. 

  • Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately. 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds). 

  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell. 

  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean. 

  • Avoid personal contact, such as kissing, sharing cups or food with sick people. 

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs. 

  • Stay at home. 

  • Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you have any symptoms and have been recently been overseas or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19. 

What if I think I have symptoms of COVID-19? 

If you arrived in New Zealand in the last 14 days, you should self-isolate for 14 days from the date you departed the last country you visited. 

If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 you should self-isolate for 14 days from the date of close contact.  

This means: 

  • Immediately limiting your contact with others by practising self-isolation. What is self-isolation? Read more here. 

  • Call Healthline 24/7 on 0800 358 5453 and follow their advice.  

  • Refrain from visiting us in-store at the pharmacy. We will be happy to take your phone call, respond to your emails or to deliver orders placed here on our website or over the phone for your prescriptions.  

We know from other outbreaks that self-isolation is effective, and most people are good at keeping themselves – and others – safe and well. 

Access to Medication

There is currently no need to panic about the supply of prescription medication in New Zealand so there is no need to bulk buy. However, we do recommend that you don’t allow your regular and essential prescription medications to almost run out before you organise a new prescription. 

More info 

Check out the official updates and information from the New Zealand Government.

Follow the Ministry of Health’s guidance on coronavirus. 

Contact Us

We are here for you as we navigate the challenges presented to us as a nation. Please feel welcome to reach out to us and we will do our best to support you during this busy and uncertain time.