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Newborns to Be Enrolled in Primary Care Earlier

To get more newborn babies fully immunized by the age of two, the New Zealand health minister has instituted a new enrollment policy, whereby general practitioner (GP) practices will enroll newborns into their patient database when the parents name them as the baby's GP after the birth. Currently, newborns are not enrolled until their first doctor's visit. By enrolling newborns with a GP practice sooner, the practice can take charge of reminding parents when their child is due for an immunization.


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