ORANGE

We are at ORANGE according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework.  Protect yourself and our community by getting boosted, wearing a mask when out and about and reducing contact with others. Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable.  See our COVID-19 page for general COVID-19 advice, detailed hospital visiting guidelines and COVID-19 tests.

See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for info on vaccinations.

Second COVID-19 booster available from tomorrow

Monday 27 June 2022Health news2 minutes to read

Please attribute to Philip Wheble, General Manager – West Coast DHB.

From tomorrow, Tuesday 28 June 2022, a second booster is available for those at risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

With a minimum of 6 months after receiving the first booster, the following people are recommended to receive a second booster as a priority:

  • people aged 65 years and over
  • Māori and Pacific peoples aged 50 years and over
  • residents of aged care and disability care facilities
  • severely immunocompromised people who received a three-dose primary course and a fourth dose as a first booster (noting this would be a fifth dose for these people)
  • people aged 16 years and over who have a medical condition that increases the risk of severe breakthrough COVID-19 illness and
  • people aged 16 years and over who live with disability with significant or complex health needs or multiple comorbidities.

In addition, a second booster is available for:

  • all people aged over 50 years
  • health, aged care and disability workers aged over 30 years.

If you have had a COVID infection, you need to wait 3 months once your symptoms have cleared, before you can have another COVID-19 vaccination. If you did not have any symptoms, you need to wait 3 months from the date of your positive test result.

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available at some GP practices and pharmacies across the West Coast, please check www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-vaccination/west-coast/ to find out where to access and how to book COVID-19 vaccinations in your area.

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Greymouth in the Community Services building will be open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.

Bookings for the second booster are preferred and highly recommended. These are available on: https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/ or phone 0800 28 29 26 from Tuesday 28 June.

There will also be some capacity for walk-ins at the Greymouth clinic. However, if you cannot be vaccinated on the day, the team will book you in for the next available appointment.

For those who are not considered at risk of severe illness from COVID-19, a two-dose primary course and a booster dose provides very good protection against severe illness from COVID-19.

ENDS

Tags

Related topics

Back to Health News

Page last updated: 27 June 2022

Is this page useful?