Tuesday 5 October 2021Health news3 minutes to read
Please attribute the following to Philip Wheble, Senior Responsible Officer for the COVID-19 response, West Coast DHB:
Buller residents were offered flexible vaccination options over the weekend with the West Coast DHB’s vaccination team operating both fixed and mobile clinics in Westport.
In total, 254 people were vaccinated over the two days. While the majority were vaccinated at the drive-through clinics set-up at the Pulse Energy Recreation Centre around 25 people were vaccinated at either one of our pop-up clinics which were set-up in key locations around town like supermarket carparks or in their own homes.
The set-up in Westport was a fantastic collaborative effort by various agencies and local businesses including the DHB, Bathurst Resources, Buller Holdings, Buller District Council, St John, West Coast Red Cross, Agfest, Adam Berry Builders and West Coast Soft Serve. There were 42 staff inclusive of 15 nursing staff supporting the programme roll-out.
This coming weekend (09/10/2021 & 10/10/2021), we will be setting up in the Westland Milk Products staff carpark on the corner of Stafford and Livingstone Streets in Hokitika.
We will be back in Greymouth at the Greymouth Aerodrome the following weekend to give people their second dose. All events will be operating from 10am – 4pm.
We are offering vaccinations to everyone aged 12 and older. Remember, getting vaccinated is the best way to protect ourselves and our whānau.
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.
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, 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: 5 October 2021
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