COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccinations available for everyone aged 12 years and older

 

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Whanganui, Rangitikei and south Ruapehu is now open for everyone aged 12 years and above.

 

On Thursday 16 September, we delivered 788 doses and as at 8am 17 September, the total doses delivered in the Whanganui rohe was 58,859. Of these, 21,731 are second doses meaning we now have almost 40 per cent of our eligible population fully vaccinated with two doses.

 

People can book their free vaccination appointment by going online at BookMyVaccine.nz or by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline 0800 28 29 26 (this is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week). 

 

Vaccination clinics

  

20 September: Te Rito (Whanganui Wellness and Vaccination Centre, Victoria Avenue, Whanganui); Living Waters Medical Centre, Rakau Road, Castlecliff; Cook Islands Community Hall, Puriri Street, Gonville; Taihape primary care; Turakina Beach community hall; Scott's Ferry, Parewanui Road.

 

21 September: Te Rito (Whanganui Wellness and Vaccination Centre, Victoria Avenue, Whanganui); Living Waters Medical Centre, Rakau Road, St Mary's Church, Whanganui; Bulls Medical Centre; Aramoho Health Centre.

 

 

Don't forget to book.

 

 Remember, everybody over the age of 12 will get the vaccine … it will just take a while.

 

 

 

The vaccination rollout team in the Whanganui rohe is made up of Whanganui District Health Board, Whanganui Regional Health Network, Hauora ā Iwi, the National Hauora Coalition, Māori Health Outcomes Advisory Group, iwi and Māori health services.

 

The aim is to ensure easy access for all, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable in our community, including Māori and Pacific populations which are most at risk from the virus.

  

The COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe and effective, and is being made available for everyone in New Zealand aged 12 years and above.

 

It has been approved for use after meeting stringent international standards and equally robust New Zealand requirements for quality, safety and effectiveness. 

 

Straight Up with Dr. Lily Fraser - Pakeke | Ministry of Health NZ

Straight Up with Dr Lily is designed to answer a few of the main questions that have been on the minds of pakeke, tamariki and the wider whānau. Is it safe? Is it free? Who can get it, and when and where can whānau get it?