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Navigating Through Flu Season: A Closer Look at Fluad Quad, Flucelvax Quad, and Influvac Tetra
March 25, 2024

Navigating Through Flu Season: A Closer Look at Fluad Quad, Flucelvax Quad, and Influvac Tetra

As flu season gets closer, picking the right vaccine is crucial for keeping ourselves healthy. There are three main flu vaccines you might hear about: Fluad Quad, Flucelvax Quad, and Influvac Tetra. Each one has its own way of preventing...
Skin Health and Summer: The Importance of an Early-Season Skin Check-up
November 23, 2023

Skin Health and Summer: The Importance of an Early-Season Skin Check-up

At Girven Family Practice, we're committed to fostering and preserving your overall health, which includes the vitality of your skin health, too. With the summer sun ready to illuminate our lives once more, it's time to refocus on an aspect...
5 Essential tips for a healthy holiday
October 27, 2023

5 Essential tips for a healthy holiday

Introduction: As the holiday season approaches, many individuals plan to take extended breaks to relax and rejuvenate. However, it’s crucial to prioritise your health, even during this joyous time. In this blog post, we will discuss five essential things to…
New HPV Screening
October 25, 2023

New HPV Screening

We have some exciting news about cervical screening. Did you know that there is a new way to conduct the screening using a self-swab for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)? Let me tell you more about it and how it can...
Covid Care Update
February 10, 2023

Covid Care Update

From 13 February, you may need to pay for COVID-19-related visits to our practice. This will include a shift towards more targeted care for those at greater risk of complications from Covid 19 or those more vulnerable from the disease….
A Reminder About Immunisation
June 24, 2021

A Reminder About Immunisation

Whooping cough notifications rose across the Bay of Plenty last year and 2017 saw small children admitted to hospital. Toi Te Ora Public Health Service was notified of 95 people with whooping cough in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes…
ZOSTAVAX (Shingles) Vaccine
June 24, 2021

ZOSTAVAX (Shingles) Vaccine

Have you thought about the Shingles vaccination? One vaccination that people over the age of 50 should consider is Zostavax, or the shingles vaccination. Patients with shingles often suffer from extreme pain and blisters, occasionally involving eyes, ears and other…
Immunisations
June 21, 2021

Immunisations

Having your flu vaccination and other necessary immunisations is of high priority so please attend your appointment. We will be offering Flu vaccinations to our non-vulnerable patients from 28 April 2020 - please call for an appointment. Please don't put...
Covid-19 – Update
June 2, 2021

Covid-19 – Update

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way GPs do business and the way you, our patients, seek our help. While social distancing is a necessity, it is still important for you to contact us when you need medical advice. We...