Monday 11 October 2021Health news4 minutes to read
Please attribute the following to Philip Wheble, Senior Responsible Officer for the COVID-19 response, West Coast DHB:
West Coast DHB is calling on Coasters to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on Super Saturday (16 October).
This is a fantastic opportunity to vaccinate as many Coasters as possible with their first dose before the end of October.
On Super Saturday, we are running a drive-through at the Greymouth Aerodrome, Greymouth from 10am – 4pm and our Westport Vaccination Clinic at the Masonic Lodge, 51 Russell Street will also be operating from 10am – 4pm.
Our vaccination team has capacity to vaccinate over 1,200 Coasters on the day. You are welcome to turn up to either clinic between 10am and 4pm, no booking required. As Dr Suess would say “You can hike or come by bike if you like, or for a hoot you could scoot!”
We are currently looking at suitable transport options for people who would like to come along to our Greymouth event but who don’t have access to transport. We will keep you posted once we have confirmed all the details.
Everyone vaccinated on the West Coast during October will be eligible to go into our random prize draw for vouchers from a range of West Coast businesses. We are offering this incentive as we know local businesses have been hit hard by the effects of COVID-19.
In Greymouth, 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 children 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 and are available to everyone aged 12 and older.
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, getting vaccinated is the best way to protect ourselves and our whānau.
Information about our regular weekly clinics is available here vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz
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:
More information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine is available online:
Page last updated: 11 October 2021
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