Get jab this week in lead up to Super Saturday, Mayor says

Published: 11 October 2021

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Ask a mate to vaccinate. That’s the message from Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown as health authorities try to raise vaccination levels in the district, ahead of Super Saturday jab day this Saturday.

"We can see that about 80 per cent of people across the district have had their first dose, which gives partial protection against getting seriously ill or ending up in hospital with Covid-19. Now we need people to get their second dose, if it has been three weeks since the first.

"More importantly, we need to encourage those who haven’t yet been vaccinated to go and get their first dose. We can see how the virus is spreading outside Auckland and we want people to be protected."

Mayor Brown said Super Saturday was much like election day - people could be vaccinated on Saturday 16 October, but they could also get their jab during the week leading up to Saturday.

"Our GPs and pharmacies will all be running extra vaccination opportunities."

An advertising campaign is underway this week to share information about the benefits of the vaccine and encourage people to be part of Super Saturday while doing their bit for their community and the country.

Vaccination clinic details –

Allenton Pharmacy, 67 Harrison Street ( or 0800 282926), 9am-10.30am Tuesday and 8.30am-6.30pm Thursday. Taking walk-ups (with no booking).

Ashburton Health First, 308 Havelock Street (BookMyVaccine or 0800 282926), 10am-12pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Ashburton Life Pharmacy, 262 East Street ( or 0800 282926), 9.30am-8.30pm Monday and Tuesday; 9.30am-5pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10am-4.30pm Saturday. Taking walk-ups (with no booking).

Eastfield Health, at the old Noel Leeming building from Tuesday ( or 0800 282926), 9am-2pm Tuesday, 2.30pm-7.30pm Wednesday, 9am-4pm Saturday.

Methven Medical Centre, 4 Methven Chertsey Road (03-3028105), Tuesday and Saturday. Saturday’s clinic will run from 10am-6pm and include walk-ups (there’s also a BBQ, first aid demonstrations and fun events for the kids between 12pm and 3pm).

Moore Street Medical Centre, 254 Moore Street ( or 0800 282926), 10am-12.30pm Tuesday and Wednesday; 10am-4.30pm Thursday.
Tancred Street Dispensary, 135 Tancred Street (03-3079244), 8.45am-5.30pm Tuesday, 9am-12pm Thursday.

Three Rivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road ( or 0800 282926), 9.45am-5pm Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

Tinwald Medical Centre at Tinwald Hall, 10 Graham Street ( or 0800 282926), 9am-4.30pm Thursday).

Wises Pharmacy, 4/155 Wills Street ( or 0800 282926), 10am-1pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday.

Rakaia Medical Centre will be holding a Super Saturday clinic from 10am-4.30pm and has capacity to do 300 vaccines. Rakaia is also starting twice weekly smaller clinics on Mondays and Wednesdays at the library.

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