Monday 28 June 2021Health news3 minutes to read
West Coast DHB set to send COVID-19 appointment invitations to Group 3 Coasters
Please attribute the following to Ralph La Salle, Senior Responsible Officer for the COVID-19 response, West Coast DHB:
When it is your turn to book an appointment, we’ll contact you directly with instructions about how to book. This will be by text, email, letter or phone call.
West Coast people in Group 3 will be able to book their vaccination prior to the end of July. Vaccine invitations for Group 3 will start being sent out from Monday 5 July.
If you’re in Group 3 and haven’t yet been contacted to book your vaccination, you don’t need to do anything right now. There is enough vaccine for everyone, please be patient, we’ll contact you when it’s your turn.
Group 3 includes people aged 65 and over; people with some underlying health conditions; pregnant people; people with disabilities and their carers, plus older Māori and Pacific people, the people they live with and their carers. We are also continuing to vaccinate people in Group 2 which includes frontline healthcare and disability workers as well as emergency services personnel, education personnel and essential workers such as supermarket and council employees.
The DHB is working with the PHO and other West Coast Health System partners to ensure the successful implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. This includes working with GP practices to identify areas for collaboration including the delivery of COVID-19 vaccination clinics where suitable.
To date, there has been no vaccination wastage on the Coast, which can be attributed to the planning and implementation of the vaccination programme which factors in the number of appointments scheduled across the Coast alongside the ordering of vaccine supplies.
As of June 23, around 5,384 Coasters have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and around 3,342 Coasters have received their second dose. We are unable to provide the specific number of vaccinations delivered to Group 2 people across the region.
Please note that the COVID-19 vaccine data is available via the Ministry of Health’s website where it is updated weekly – https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-data-and-statistics/covid-19-vaccine-data#location
More information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine is available online:
Page last updated: 16 December 2022
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