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Issue date:
10 December 2020
Corporate Author:
Manatū Hauora - Ministry of Health
Document date:
10 December 2020
Hospitals & specialist care, Maternity, Primary health care
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This document provides advice for health practitioners on vitamin D and sun exposure in pregnancy and infancy. It identifies those at high risk of vitamin D deficiency and provides recommendations for vitamin D supplementation.

This partial update in 2020 is to reflect the availability of a new subsidised medication (a daily dose of drops of vitamin D only) that is more suitable for infants and pregnant women than the previously available medications.

This document complements advice for the general population: The Consensus Statement on Vitamin D and Sun Exposure in New Zealand.