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Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Walk in

COVID-19 Vaccinations only available weekdays, from 10am to 4pm. ( Please call if you wish to have one outside of these hours and we will try to accomodate you )

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines

The majority of routine vaccinations can now be administered before, after, or at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccinations. The exception to this is the Zostavax (shingles) vaccine where a 7-day gap before or after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 is advised. If you have any questions, please discuss with your health provider.

Description

Pharmacists can help to support the health of your family; they can provide advice and treatment for common minor illnesses for all ages.

Pharmacists ensure that prescriptions are dispensed correctly and that the medicine and dose is appropriate for you, so that you receive the maximum benefits from your medicines. Your pharmacist will help you understand what your medicines are prescribed for, how to take them, possible side effects and how to store them.

All advice and treatment is conducted in a professional and confidential manner and most services are provided free of charge and do not generally require an appointment.

For safe disposal, please return any expired or unwanted medicines, or needles/lancets and syringes to your pharmacy. There is no charge for this service.

Please don't hesitate to contact us directly if you have any questions.

Hours

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sun10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

 

 

Public Holidays: Closed Auckland Anniversary (31 Jan), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr). Open Labour Day (25 Oct, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM), Easter Monday (18 Apr, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM).

Languages Spoken

English, Arabic, Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Mandarin Chinese

Services Provided

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Walk in

COVID-19 Vaccinations only available weekdays, from 10am to 4pm. ( Please call if you wish to have one outside of these hours and we will try to accomodate you )…

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Long-term conditions (LTC) service

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Methadone dispensing

This pharmacy works alongside the DHB methadone programme. Pharmacy staff can administer methadone on a daily, or a takeaway basis, depending on what has been agreed.

Vitamin B12 injection service

If you have a prescription for a Vitamin B12 injection from your doctor, the pharmacist is able to give you this injection without appointment.

A charge will apply.

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Maviret dispensing for hepatitis C

This pharmacy has been registered to dispense Maviret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) for the treatment of Hep C and to provide you with counselling to support your treatment. You will not…

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Emergency contraceptive pill (ECP)

Your pharmacists are trained to assess whether the ECP is appropriate for you. This is done in a confidential manner. The ECP works best if taken as soon as possible…

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Blister packs

This pharmacy can provide you with individually made blister packs of your medicines. These can be supplied weekly, fortnightly, or monthly depending on your needs. This type of packaging can…

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Influenza (flu) vaccines

This pharmacy has staff that are trained to give flu vaccines. The flu vaccination is free for people 65 years and older and for pregnant women, for everyone else there…

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Trimethoprim dispensing

This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotic, trimethoprim, for women aged between 16 and 65 who have an uncomplicated urinary tract infection.

Sildenafil prescribing ( Viagra )

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Beauty therapy

Podiatry

WINZ and other reports

If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of the pharmacy team.

Oral Contraceptive Supply - Off Prescription

We can supply certain oral contraceptives over the counter.

A short consultation applies and certain conditions apply.

Nicotine Replacement Prescribing

The pharmacist can prescribe nicotine replacement gum, lozenges and patches to help you stop smoking.

A consultation fee applies.

Naturopath

We have an in-store naturopath.

She can assist you with your health needs and if required do a consultation.

A fee may apply.

Conjunctivitis Treatment

The pharmacist can treat your conjunctivitis infection with chloramphenicol drops.

A consultation applies.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

This pharmacy has staff that are trained to give MMR vaccines. The MMR vaccination is free for people aged from 16 to 49 years (inclusive).

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Vaccines

  • Influenza (flu) vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Varicella zoster (shingles) vaccine

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Sore Throat Consultation ( Streptococcus Swab )

We can inspect and swab your throat for strep throat.

Results take 15 minutes.

There is a charge.

Cholesterol Test

We can test your blood cholesterol level.

You will receive results giving: total cholesterol, HDL and HDL/Total ratio

A charge applies.

Medicine Disposal

We can take and dispose of your medicines FREE.

AIA Vitality Tests

We are accredited to perform a AIA vitality test and submit to the insurer.

This is free to patients.

Acne Treatment with Differin Consultation

The pharmacist can consult you and supply Differin for acne management.

A charge applies.

Zinc Test

The team can perform a zinc test to see if you are low in zinc.

This is a free test.

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Wheelchair Access

Yes

Region

North Auckland

Contact Details

General Email Address: birkenhead@lifepharmacy.co.nz

32 Mokoia Road
Birkenhead
Auckland 0626

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32 Mokoia Road
Birkenhead
Auckland 0626

This page was last updated at 6:17PM on October 15, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Life Pharmacy Birkenhead.