Covid-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus that can affect your airways and lungs. 

If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing any possible symptoms of coronavirus please do not visit our pharmacy.

We will be able to assist you over the phone and offer free contactless delivery of your medication to your home. 

Eastfield Pharmacy is here to give you the most accurate and up to date advice. If you need any information, please talk to us.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone in New Zealand.

You will be offered the vaccine if you are aged 12 or over — it does not matter what your visa or citizenship status is.

New Zealand will have enough of the Pfizer vaccine for everyone to get the 2 doses they need to be protected.

Boosters are now available if it has been 6 months or more from your 2nd vaccination date.

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Protect Yourself

COVID-19 is spread by droplets containing the virus which can be transmitted when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes in close proximity (within 2 metres) to another person. Transmission can take only a few minutes and it is important to take precautions in order to help protect ourselves and our whānau from being infected.

What you can do

  • Stay at home if you are feeling unwell
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Wash and/or sanitise your hands regularly
  • Get into the habit of practising social distancing
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow
  • Use disposable tissues
  • Wear a facemask in crowded settings and on public transport
  • Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation

Wearing a face mask or face covering, practising social distancing and regular hand washing are all things that you can do to reduce the risk of transmission.

Read more about COVID -19 transmission, treatment and immunity.


COVID-19 symptoms can be very similar to the common cold and flu viruses. If you are feeling unwell do not hesitate to seek advice from us as the pharmacy and we will be able to assist you in getting the support you need. 

Common symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry cough
  • High temperature and fever (38°C+)
  • Sore throat
  • Temporary loss of smell
  • Runny nose and sneezing

Less common symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Diarrhoea
  • Shortness of breath could indicate signs of possible pneumonia and you may require immediate medical attention.
  • It may take up to 14 days or longer to show symptoms after someone has been infected
  • It is possible to pass the virus onto others before symptoms develop - from up to 2 days before symptoms develop.

COVID-19 Assessment & Testing

If you have these symptoms please seek advice from us as the pharmacy, call Healthline (for free) 24/7 on 0800 358 5453 or contact your doctor immediately.