October 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to my October Newsletter,

My message for the month is essential to your welfare and that of your family and N.Z.

  • If you have not yet had a vaccination, please make a booking today.
  • If you have family, friends, or workmates who have not yet had a vaccination, please encourage them to book an appointment today.
  • Encourage as many people as you can to get vaccinated so we can all have a great Kiwi Summer and open up N.Z borders in 2022. 

If you or people you know are hesitant about receiving the Pfizer Vaccine, please read the published facts below or talk to a healthcare professional to address any questions or concerns.

Top 10 Published Facts On The Pfizer Vaccine:

  1. COVID-19 vaccines are already the most well-studied vaccines ever made.
  2. The Pfizer vaccine has a good safety record and has proven effective after millions of doses have been administered worldwide.
  3. The vast majority of side effects are mild and short-lasting. The damage caused by COVID-19 can be far more serious and long-lasting.
  4. There are some side effects that are more serious but very rare, like a severe allergic reaction or an inflammation of the heart. If you develop difficulty breathing, a racing heart, chest pain or feel faint immediately or in the days after the vaccine, you should seek medical attention.
  5. The vaccine cannot affect your DNA.
  6. Data from England shows that two doses of the Pfizer vaccine are highly effective against the Delta variant.
  7. Data from around the world shows no safety concerns about giving the COVID-19 vaccine to pregnant women.
  8. Women who are breastfeeding can safely have the COVID-19 vaccine. They are likely to share their antibodies with the baby.
  9. You can safely have the vaccine when you are trying for a baby.
  10. The vaccine requires two doses to give maximum protection.

How Does the Vaccine Work?

Pfizer/BioNtech makes the vaccine you will receive. It does not contain any parts of the virus. You cannot catch COVID-19 from the vaccine.

Here is how it works to protect you:

Send – The vaccine sends a set of instructions to teach your body how to fight the COVID-19 virus

Learn – With these instructions, your body learns to recognise the COVID-19 virus and use antibodies against it. Antibodies stop the virus from infecting your cells and help to kill it.

Protect – That means if you come into contact with the COVID-19 virus in the future, your body will have the right tools to protect itself, so you are less likely to get sick.

How Was the Vaccine Developed so Quickly?

Global collaboration – This is the first time scientists and governments have united to develop a vaccine; this international collaboration meant vaccines were developed very quickly. The process took no shortcuts, nor was safety compromised.

Researchers had a head start – The mRNA vaccine is not new technology. It has been studied for over a decade, including the development of other vaccines such as the seasonal flu vaccine.

Unlimited resources – An enormous amount of money and time have been spent developing this vaccine.

No shortcuts – The various stages of research development happened at the same time.

The COVID-19 vaccine has been through all the same research steps as other vaccines.

How do we know the vaccine will protect me against COVID-19?

Clinical trials:

  • We know the Pfizer vaccine works because it went through months of clinical testing with more than 40,000 people before it was approved for use. Clinical trials compared the results of a vaccinated group with another group that received a placebo (salt solution).
  • In the clinical trials, it was found that the Pfizer vaccine gave 95% protection against the symptoms of COVID-19

Real-world data

  • Evidence shows the vaccine is very effective against the Delta variant.
  • Two doses of the vaccine are very effective at protecting against Delta symptoms, and especially against severe illness requiring hospitalisation

How Can I Book my Vaccination?


Or – Call COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 (8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week), and they’ll make the bookings for you and answer any questions.

Until next month, stay safe and be kind,


The best compliment you can give me is to recommend me to your family & friends. Is there anyone you know who would benefit from my services & advice?

Kevin – Mobile (027) 204 4301 or E-Mail kevinh@apexgroup.co.nz

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