Monday 30 August 2021Health news3 minutes to read
Please attribute the following to Philip Wheble, Senior Responsible Officer for the COVID-19 response, West Coast DHB:
West Coast DHB’s initial COVID-19 vaccination drive-through event held on Sunday (29/08/2021) at Greymouth’s Aerodrome was well attended with 700 people getting vaccinated.
Sunday’s event was a fantastic collaborative effort by various agencies and local businesses including the DHB, St John, Poutini Waiora, Department of Conservation, Agfest, Paul Smith Earthmoving, Red Cross and Adam Berry Builders. It was staffed by around 70 people inclusive of 20 vaccinators.
Appointments were spaced in such a way that there were no long queues or wait times and on average, people were vaccinated within 10 minutes of their arrival. A small number of people had to be turned away because they didn’t have an appointment, or they arrived on push bike.
We are holding further drive-through vaccination events in Greymouth this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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.
We are currently planning drive-through events for other Coast communities. We will provide further information regarding these events once all the details have been confirmed.
Like our mobile clinics, our drive-through events are open to everyone including 12 – 15-year olds who can now be booked for a vaccination at the same time as their parent(s) or guardian(s). Remember, getting vaccinated is the best way to protect ourselves and our whānau.
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: 30 August 2021
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