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COVID-19 Vaccination

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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 healthcare 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

Dispensary Manager

Minesh

Hours

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Taranaki Anniversary (14 Mar), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 28 Dec. Open 29 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 3 Jan. Open 4 Jan — 7 Jan.

Services Provided

Vaccines

  • Influenza (flu) 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…

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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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Community pharmacy anticoagulant management Service (CPAMS) – INR testing for warfarin patients

Warfarin is used by some people as a blood thinning medicine e.g. after a stroke. It is important that blood results are regularly checked. This service involves having a quick…

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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…

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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.

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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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.

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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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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Incontinence products

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…

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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.

Specialised wound care

Some wounds require extra attention and skill to manage. This pharmacy has staff qualified to do this and can refer you to your doctor if necessary.

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.

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

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • 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…

More

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Region

Taranaki

Contact Details

55 Tukapa Street
Westown
New Plymouth 4310

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55 Tukapa Street
Westown
New Plymouth 4310

This page was last updated at 6:45PM on October 15, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Unichem Westown Pharmacy.