Tuesday 7 December 2021Health news2 minutes to read
It’s still on! Despite a slight stall late last week we’ve hit the 90% first dose mark, so if the momentum continues then everyone who is fully vaccinated (i.e. two doses) should be in the draw to win a brand new Ford Escape or a 2WD Ford Ranger Ute.
C’mon Coasters, you have until 24 December to get both doses to be in to win!
West Coast DHB’s COVID-19 Vaccination programme manager, Helen Gillespie says coasters have really come to the party in the past couple of weeks since DWC and Grey Ford announced the competition.
“There are now 16 vaccination days till Christmas – we have clinics running most days and you can just drop in. If you want AstraZeneca vaccine, however, you will have to book via www.bookmyvaccine.nz
Heath Milne, CEO of Development West Coast says “if we can keep up the momentum and people come in now to get their second jabs by Christmas, I reckon we’ll get there.”
“Numbers have been good and it will be bloody close. At the moment the car is still up for jabs. I encourage people to get in early to avoid the pre-Christmas rush,” he said.
“As a popular tourism destination we can expect to have people from COVID hot-spots in our midst after next Wednesday, so getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and those your care about. Don’t delay get the job done today, and be in to win that free Car up for Jabs, ” he said.
Helen Gillespie encouraged people to support unvaccinated friends and family and offer to take them to a clinic if transport was a challenge for someone. “Go in with them if they need some extra support or have questions they want to ask. Our teams are happy to have a chat,” Helen said.
Details of our clinics are available here.
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Page last updated: 7 December 2021
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