The Maui Clinic in Hornby is now offering COVID-19 paediatric vaccinations – allowing the pharmacy and Māori and Pasifika health organisations behind the initiative to provide an even better, welcoming environment for the whole whānau.
Pharmacist Lucy Shingleton is the clinical lead at the clinic, which opened in July 2021 as a partnership between Hornby Life Pharmacy, Pasifika organisation Tangata Atumotu Trust and Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Māori health provider.
Lucy says the opportunity to up-skill and administer COVID-19 vaccines to children has been beneficial for the Maui Clinic team and built a greater trust of health professionals by the community.
“You have the whole whānau coming in because we are doing paediatric vaccines. It’s heart-warming to see them as a group, to give that service to them all. Seeing how happy they are to be together and supporting each other.”
“We wanted people to not be frightened when they come here. People are leaving feeling happy with their how their vaccination has gone, they recommend it to their friends and whānau.”