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Well Child checks
All children in New Zealand from six weeks of age up to five years are entitled to free Well Child checks. The Well Child check consists of a series of health visits and support from Well Child Tamariki Ora nurses. Find a Well Child Tamariki Ora provider in Canterbury.
The visits cover your child's growth and development, immunisation, early childhood education, development checks and vision and hearing tests.
Free routine vaccinations for children are important to keep your child and whānau immunised against childhood diseases and staying well. Children should have, and are entitled to receive, free immunisations at six weeks, three months, five months, 15 months and five years.
The vaccinations protect against:
- whooping cough (pertussis)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- hepatitis B
- polio (poliomyelitis)
- pneumococcal disease
- human papillomavirus (HPV)
Speak to your GP clinic about getting your Well Child checks and vaccinations, and about non-funded but important vaccinations, eg, meningitis.