NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE
The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) was established as an incorporated society in 2008 to represent the medical specialty of public health medicine in New Zealand.
We are responsible for the provision of specialist public health training for doctors who have completed their medical degree and for the ongoing professional development of our Fellows.
Public health medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the assessment of population health and healthcare needs, the development of policy and strategy, health promotion, the control and prevention of disease and the organisation of health services.
We promote early upstream action on potential sources of harm to the health of New Zealand's population, and the building of strong and stable foundations to ensure better and more equitable health for all.
The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine unequivocally supports vaccination against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in New Zealand are safe and effective. The benefits to individuals and the community far outweigh any risks during this global pandemic of COVID-19.
The College therefore strongly advises the public to get vaccinated as per government recommendations. Members of the public are advised to seek advice from reputable sources, such as the COVID-19 website, the Ministry of Health or their doctor.
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