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Sanders Pharmacy

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9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

Please use the booking link below or call 0800 28 29 26 to make an appointment.

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.


Nothing is more important than the health of you and your family. We get that and we’re committed to it. That’s why, since 1953, we’ve been providing the Te Awamutu community with quality healthcare, a proud legacy that continues to be upheld by our award-winning staff to this day.
These days we’re conveniently located in the Te Awamutu Mega Centre Complex. And we’re at your service more than ever before — open late, 7 days a week. So no matter what you’re looking for — prescription medicines, natural treatments or makeup — our knowledgeable and caring staff are dedicated to offering you the best advice and products. That’s because, at Sanders, your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. 
You can contact us by going to our website www.sanderspharmacy.co.nz and using our online chat. Alternatively follow our Face book page for all the latest happenings, or contact us by phone or email.
Our pharmacists can provide advice and treatment for common minor illnesses for all ages. All advice and treatment is conducted in a professional and confidential manner, we have private counselling areas for use when appropriate. Many services are provided free of charge and do not require an appointment.

Our pharmacists also ensure that prescriptions are dispensed correctly and that the medicine and dose is appropriate for you. Making sure that you receive the maximum benefits from your medicines is the reason we are here! We will help you understand what your medicines are prescribed for, how to take them, possible side effects and how to store them. 

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

We would love to hear from you!

Dispensary Manager

Gail Karam


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat – Sun9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

We are open for Covid vaccinations on Super Saturday 16th October 9.30am to 4.30pm. Please make a booking on Book My Vaccine or call us on 078720564


Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays. The following public holidays differ to standard opening hours: Labour Day (25 Oct, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Auckland Anniversary (31 Jan, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Good Friday (15 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Easter Sunday (17 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Easter Monday (18 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM).

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

Please use the booking link below or call 0800 28 29 26 to make an appointment.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself,…


Smoking cessation

Pharmacy staff are trained to provide a service to help people to stop smoking. This service includes advice and providing quit smoking support aids e.g. nicotine gum.

We provide FREE…


Long-term conditions (LTC) service

This service is designed for people with long-term illnesses who may need support with their medicines. An assessment is used to identify the things that affect their ability to take…


Medicines use review service (MURS)

Medicines Use Review Service enables community pharmacists to work with people who are on complex medicine regimens or have difficulty managing their medications. Our pharmacists are MUR accredited and can…


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…


Free after hours prescriptions for under 14s

We are able to fill your under-14 year old's prescription for free (if the medication is fully funded) both within normal working hours and after hours.


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

Immunisation is one of the most effective medical interventions to prevent infections and has led to the decline of many serious, potentially lethal, diseases. There may be a charge for…


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…


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…


Medicine & needles disposal service

Unwanted medicines are often dumped into the toilet, tipped down the sink or put out with the garbage, which starts a journey that can seriously harm the environment. Please return…


SSRI patient education

We provide FREE antidepressant medicine advice for patients initiated on an SSRI. 

Gout management and patient education

We provide FREE gout management consultation to discuss painful symptoms of gout. 

Methotrexate patient education

We assess patient’s medication regimen to ensure no interactions, the dose is appropriate, patient understands dosing regimen and red flags of toxicity. 

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…


Selected oral contraceptives

Our specially trained pharmacists can supply selected oral contraceptives without a prescription under certain circumstances.

Up to six months’ supply of selected oral contraceptives can be sold to women who…


Incontinence products

Needle exchange service

This pharmacy is part of the needle exchange service and is happy to assist with the disposal of unwanted sharps in a safe, hygienic manner and provide clean needles for…


Sildenafil dispensing for erectile dysfunction

This pharmacy has specially trained pharmacists who are able to prescribe sildenafil for erectile dysfunction in men aged 35 – 70 years who meet specific assessment criteria.

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.

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).

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.

Covid-19 vaccination booking URL

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access
  • Quiet, low sensory environment
  • A longer appointment time
  • Support to make decisions
  • Assistance to move around
  • More space to move around

If you would like additional support or assistance at your vaccine appointment, you can let us know when you book your slot.

Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

3/670 Cambridge Road
Te Awamutu
Waikato 3800

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3/670 Cambridge Road
Te Awamutu
Waikato 3800

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3/670 Cambridge Road
Te Awamutu
Waikato 3800

This page was last updated at 3:19PM on October 15, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Sanders Pharmacy.