Thursday 30 September 2021Health news3 minutes to read
Please attribute the following to Philip Wheble, Senior Responsible Officer for the COVID-19 response, West Coast DHB:
Westport community members are being called to arms to come along this weekend to get their first COVID-19 vaccination dose before the end of October to ensure that they are fully vaccinated by Christmas.
As an incentive, West Coast DHB will be holding a random prize draw for 25 vouchers from a range of local businesses during October which is open to Westport residents who get vaccinated.
We realise the Westport community has dealt with a lot over the past couple of months as a result of the recent flood event and so getting vaccinated might not be a high priority at the moment. We want to give a little back to those who are able to make the time to help protect their community from COVID-19.
West Coast DHB is holding two drive-through COVID-19 vaccination events at Westport’s Pulse Energy Recreation Centre this coming weekend (October 2 and 3) and again six weeks later on November 13 and 14.
Bookings are now open and there are currently 1,400 vaccination appointment slots available in Westport this coming weekend! Alternatively, if you don’t have time to make a booking we are happy for you to just turn up between 10am – 4pm on either day.
West Coast Soft Serve will be on-site dishing out ice creams to everyone who has been vaccinated. All you need to do is show your COVID-19 vaccination sticker and if you have brought your kids they can have a free ice cream too.
You can book online at www.BookMyVaccine.nz or by calling the National Booking team on 0800 28 29 26 (8am – 8pm, 7 days). Vaccinations are free.
Consider asking a friend who you'd like to get vaccinated with to come along with you. Better still invite your family/whānau members to join you too.
Remember, if you are deciding to get your vaccination at a drive-through event:
If you book a vaccination appointment at a drive-through vaccination event:
Page last updated: 30 September 2021
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