What is Coronavirus?

Prepare Pacific Fight Coronavirus What is Coronavirus?

Covid-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and breathing by a type of Coronavirus. 

Most people who get the Coronavirus will have mild to moderate symptoms and won’t have to go to the hospital.  But for many of our elders and people with underlying health conditions like weak immune systems, liver and kidney disease, cancer, heart disease and diabetes,  the Coronavirus can be serious.

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is a greater threat to peoples’ health if they contract the infection and a greater challenge to contain the spread of the virus in an outbreak.

There are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family including getting vaccinated.  We understand you may be worried about receiving the Pfizer vaccine. We want to provide you with information to help you and your family to prepare for when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.

The evidence to date suggests the Pfizer vaccine is effective against the Alpha variant (formerly known as the UK strain), the Beta variant (formerly the South African strain) and the Delta variant (formerly the Indian strain). If there is a new variant found, this type of vaccine can be changed quickly to match a new variant strain.

What We're Fighting

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All the people who were living in your fale when New Zealand went into lockdown after Alert Level 4.

When people who are sick or have symptoms can be physically separated from those who are not sick.

The government’s orders to everyone to stay at home unless they need to do shopping, get medicine, exercise safely or are an essential worker.

A drive in centre where you can go to get tested for the Coronavirus.