COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccinations available for everyone aged 12 years and older

 

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Whanganui, Rangitikei and south Ruapehu is now open for everyone aged 12 years and above.

 

On Monday 11 October, we delivered 682 doses and as at 8am 12 October, the total doses delivered in the Whanganui rohe was 74,021. Of these, 31,524 are second doses meaning we now have 57 per cent of our eligible population fully vaccinated with two doses.

  

People can book their free vaccination appointment by going online at BookMyVaccine.nz or by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline 0800 28 29 26 (this is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week). 

 

Vaccination clinics

  

12 October: Pop-up clinic - Gonville Health, Abbot Street, Gonville, 9am - 4pm; Te Rito (Whanganui Wellness and Vaccination Centre, Victoria Avenue, Whanganui); Bulls Community Centre; Living Waters Medical Centre, Rakau Road, Castlecliff; Bulls Medical Centre; St Mary's Church, Whanganui; Central City Pharmacy.

 

13 October: Pop-up clinic - Gonville Health, Abbot Street, Gonville, 10am - 3pm; Hunterville Town Hall;  Te Pae Tata community hub, Ruapehu Road, Ohakune; Te Rito (Whanganui Wellness and Vaccination Centre, Victoria Avenue, Whanganui); Living Waters Medical Centre, Rakau Road, Castlecliff; Central City Pharmacy; Stewart Street Surgery, Marton.

 

14 October: Pop-up clinic - Gonville Health, Abbot Street, Gonville, 10am - 3pm; Te Poho o Tuariki, 85 Henderson Line, Marton; Taihape Health, Hospital Road; Te Pae Tata community hub, Ruapehu Road, Ohakune; Te Rito (Whanganui Wellness and Vaccination Centre, Victoria Avenue, Whanganui); Living Waters Medical Centre, Rakau Road, Castlecliff; Eastcare Medical; Aramoho Health Centre.

 

 

Remember, everybody over the age of 12 is eligible for the vaccine.

 

 

The vaccination rollout team in the Whanganui rohe is made up of Whanganui District Health Board, Whanganui Regional Health Network, Hauora ā Iwi, the National Hauora Coalition, Māori Health Outcomes Advisory Group, iwi and Māori health services.

 

The aim is to ensure easy access for all, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable in our community, including Māori and Pacific populations which are most at risk from the virus.

  

The COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe and effective, and is being made available for everyone in New Zealand aged 12 years and above.

 

It has been approved for use after meeting stringent international standards and equally robust New Zealand requirements for quality, safety and effectiveness. 

 

Straight Up with Dr. Lily Fraser - Pakeke | Ministry of Health NZ

Straight Up with Dr Lily is designed to answer a few of the main questions that have been on the minds of pakeke, tamariki and the wider whānau. Is it safe? Is it free? Who can get it, and when and where can whānau get it?