What can I expect?

NOTE: This video was uploaded on the Ministry of Health YouTube channel in February. Since this video the wait time following vaccination has decreased from 30mins to 20mins.

When will I be vaccinated?

See below for information on when  you can expect to be vaccinated as an individual residing within the South Canterbury DHB region.

Group 1 — currently being vaccinated
Border and managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) workers

Group 2 — currently being vaccinated
High-risk frontline workers and people living in high-risk places

Group 3 — expect booking information from May
People who are at risk of getting very sick from COVID-19

Group 4 — expect booking information from July

How will I be contacted?

When it is your turn to be vaccinated, we will reach out to you to make an appointment. For Groups 1 and 2 information has been provided through workplaces so reaching out to your employer if you have any questions is a good place to start.

From May we will begin to reach out to Group 3. Information on who is part of this group will be gained from the Primary Health registry. This is the list of people enrolled in a general practice in South Canterbury. Information regarding booking your appointment will be sent out via post. If you have moved address or changed phone number, now would be a good time to check to make sure the contact information held by your primary care team is up to date.

From July we will begin to reach out to Group 4. Keep up-to-date with information about the rollout by liking our SCDHB Facebook page, looking at the weekly Courier advertorials, or keep popping back to this webpage.

Not enrolled with a GP in South Canterbury? Give our friendly community team a call on 03 687 2307.