NIP Update - PCV13 at ProPharma | Zostavax returns

NIP Update - PCV13 at ProPharma | Zostavax returns

Kia ora koutou,

We wanted to share with you some updates on the following:

  • PCV13 at ProPharma
  • Zostavax returns for destruction

PCV13 (Pneumococcal) vaccine order schedule

Due to a quality assurance delay with PCV13 stock deliveries to the ProPharma sites – PCV13 will now be available for ordering on the following revised dates:

ProPharma Auckland – Tuesday 22 November

ProPharma Hamilton – Wednesday 23 November

ProPharma Christchurch – Thursday 24 November

ProPharma Wellington – Friday 25 November

ProPharma Dunedin – Friday 25 November

ProPharma Whangarei – Monday 28 November

For further information, please refer to ProPharma’s website here:

PCV13 (Prevenar) replaces PCV10 (Synflorix) from Thursday 1 December 2022. For more information please view IMAC’s recent webinar on PCV, and the attached FAQs.

Zostavax return

Pharmac has advised that providers who have yet to exhaust all remaining Zostavax stock can return this to ProPharmat at an ambient temperature for destruction.  All remaining Zostavax stock in the supply chain expires 25 December 2022.  Instructions for returning Zostavax stock is the same as returning PCV10 stock – please see the vaccine change checklist attached.

Ngā mihi nui,


Please  note:  As I am WFH from overseas at the moment, and due to the time difference, my hours of work is altered.  I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can, but sometimes it may not be until the next day when I respond. Thank you so much for your understanding and patience. 

Sandy Thambiah

Senior Adviser, Engagement

National Immunisation Programme

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