Super Saturday vaccination week begins in MidCentral rohe

A nationwide push for COVID-19 vaccinations has commenced in the MidCentral rohe and will culminate in a Super Saturday event on 16 October.

To support this Government initiative, MidCentral DHB (MDHB) aims to vaccinate as many people as possible and will hold several bespoke vaccination clinics around the rohe.

COVID-19 Response Manager Bronwen Warren said MDHB has increaed its vaccination capacity to be able to deliver 15,000 doses during the week.

“We’re urging the community to get behind this campaign as the more of us that are fully vaccinated, the more protection we will have against the virus,” Ms Warren said.

“To do this, we’re encouraging employers to allow employees flexiblity to get vaccinated during the week if possible.

“We’re also asking you to start conversations with your friends and family about the vaccine, why it’s important and to encourage them to seek reliable information from the Ministry of Health (external website) .

Ms Warren encouraged those who have only had one dose of the vaccine to get their second dose. Both doses should be three weeks apart.

Local businesses and organisations are contributing spot prizes for those who gets vaccinated and a bouncy castle will be erected at the Central Energy Trust Arena clinic on Saturday.

Anyone who needs to be tested is encouraged to visit the testing centre at 575 Main Street, Palmerston North.

Confirmed vaccination clinics for the week can be found on MDHB's website and Facebook page (external website) .  

Head to Healthpoint (external website) for more clinic details – including clinics at GP Practices and pharmacies – or call 0800 MDHB VAX (0800 6342 829). Some clinics require bookings or are for priority populations, so please check first.