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West Coast DHB’s COVID-19 vaccination team is heading to Runanga and Hokitika later this week

Wednesday 27 October 2021Health news2 minutes to read

Please attribute the following to Philip Wheble, Senior Responsible Officer for the COVID-19 response, West Coast DHB:

If you live in Runanga or Hokitika and still need to get vaccinated, then as luck would have it our vaccination team will be heading your way later this week.

On Friday (29/10/2021), our mobile vaccination team will be in Runanga from 2.30pm – 6pm where they will be set up in our mobile vaccination van outside the Spring Creek Pool on McGowan Street.

If you live in Runanga and want to get vaccinated, you are welcome to just pop down – no appointment is necessary. If you need assistance getting to the clinic, please phone us on 0800 492 342 to arrange pick-up and drop-off.

On Sunday (31/10/2021), the team will be back in Hokitika running a drive-through vaccination event from 11am – 5pm at the Westland Milk Products staff car park on the corner of Stafford and Livingstone Streets.

If you received your first dose at the last Hokitika drive-through earlier this month, you should have received a call from our West Coast team to re-schedule your appointment for this Sunday’s clinic. This is so we can get as many people vaccinated with both doses before the end of the month. If you haven’t been contacted, please call the team on 0800 492 342.

In Hokitika, everyone who gets vaccinated will be treated to a West Coast Soft Serve ice cream and a sausage sizzle. All you need to do is show your COVID-19 vaccination sticker and if you have brought your children they will be treated to an ice cream and a sausage too.

While an appointment is recommended, it isn’t necessary so if you don’t get time to make a booking, you are welcome to just turn up.

You can book online at or by calling the National Booking team on 0800 28 29 26 (8am – 8pm, 7 days). Vaccinations are available to all eligible people 12yrs and older.

Remember, getting vaccinated is the best way to protect ourselves and our whānau.

More information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine is available online:



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