Extra vaccination clinic at Raetihi after bookings mix-up


24 August 2021


An unfortunate mix-up with bookings at a Raetihi vaccination clinic on Monday 23 August meant some people missed out.


Whanganui DHB sincerely apologises for this, and acknowledges it was a significant inconvenience and disappointment for those people.


The high demand for vaccinations also meant some people waited for quite a time.


The DHB has moved quickly to organise another clinic in Raetihi tomorrow, Wednesday 25 August, for those who missed out on Monday, and for other vulnerable people in the area.


The strong demand from people wanting the Pfizer vaccination is great news, and approximately 250 doses were delivered in Raetihi on Monday. However, the vaccine did eventually run out.


The extra clinic on Wednesday will be at the Centre Baptist Church in Seddon Street from 10am to 2pm, and those who missed out are being invited to return.


Whanganui DHB appreciates the positive response to the vaccination from people in the Waimarino, and the patience they have shown.


On Monday, the rollout in the Whanganui DHB region passed 40,000 doses which means we are over one third of the way through this massive vaccination campaign.