| 11 Oct 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

The South Canterbury region has administered 80,952 COVID-19 vaccine doses as at the 25 October 2021. Of these 44,463 were first doses and 36,489 were second doses.

In the week ending 25 October a total of 3,504 vaccine doses were administered across South Canterbury. Of these 887 were first doses and 2,617 were second doses.

In South Canterbury we have 52,584 people over the age of 12 eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. 84% of the eligable population have had their first dose and 70% have had their second dose.

If you have only had your first dose, you still need to get your second dose as soon as possible, as long as both doses are given three weeks apart.

A big shoutout to all those who were hesitant, but went out and got their vaccine last week. Now is a great time to have a chat with friends and whanau, help answer any of their questions they might have, and encourage them to go out and get their vaccine today.

The South Canterbury DHB are extremely proud and would like to thank our fully vaccinated community. Vaccinations are one of the most powerful tools against COVID-19 and are completely free for everyone aged 12 years and over.

It’s never been more urgent - Summer is only six weeks away, get your first dose now to get two doses before Summer starts, to be able to take advantage of everything that a Kiwi summer offers.

In an effort to reach over 90% of our population to be vaccinated, the below COVID-19 Vaccination clinics are open across the region this week:

  • The COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at 18 Woollcombe Street, Timaru is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm. Just turn up, no appointment needed
  • ARA, Timaru on Wednesday 27October between 1pm to 4.30pm. Just turn up, no appointment needed
  • Mitre 10, Timaru Pop Up & Sausage Sizzle on Saturday 30 October 2021 between 9am to 3pm. Just turn up, no appointment needed

  • Gleniti Baptist Church, 58 Gleniti Road, Timaru on Sunday 31 October between 10am to 1pm. Just turn up, no appointment needed
  • The Waimate Medical Centre are also running drive through COVID-19 vaccination clinics on the 27 October in the afternoon and 10am to12pm on the 30 October. Drop-ins are welcome or to book, go to www.BookMyVaccine.nz
  • COVID-19 Mobile Clinic, Mackenzie Community Centre, 53 Main Street, Fairlie from Friday 29 October to Sunday 31 October between 10am to 3pm. Drop-ins are welcome or to book, go to www.BookMyVaccine.nz

Please note masks or face coverings must be worn and people must keep 2m apart at all times.

COVID-19 vaccinations appointments can also be booked at www.BookMyVaccine.nz or by calling 0800 28 29 26 between 8am and 8pm, daily. Please go to the Healthpoint website www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-vaccination/south-canterbury/ for the full list of the COVID-19 vaccination services available in South Canterbury.

If you know someone who has a disability, mental illness or health condition that makes accessing a COVID-19 vaccination clinic hard, please email kberry@scdhb.health.nz and our outreach team will be in contact to discuss their need and assist them with accessing a COVID-19 vaccine.

We would also like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved with the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in South Canterbury, we have received outstanding support from our general practices, pharmacies, Arowhenua Whānau Services, COVID-19 mobile and Woollcombe House vaccination clinics.

Media Contact:

Karen Berry
Communications Manager
South Canterbury District Health Board
P: 03 687 2395 | M: 021 139 7442