The first DHB in Aotearoa crosses the 90% milestone at double dose

It’s a day to remember for Tāmaki Makaurau, with Auckland District Health Council becoming the country’s first DHB this afternoon to hit the 90% double-dose milestone.

The city’s other two DHBs are also heading quickly towards the target, with Waitematā currently at 87% double dose rates and Manukau counties at 84.

Northern Region Health Services Coordinating Center program director Matt Hannant is delighted with the news.

“This success is absolutely due to the countless hours, good humor and hard work of all community leaders, Maori and Pacific provider partners, and staff at GPs, pharmacies and DHB. They took part in community events and on the streets with their mobile RV clinics, doing everything from answering questions and providing vaccines to preparing sizzling sausages.

“We really want to thank the community for coming together to help protect themselves and their whānau.” . Among the highlights are the delivery:

Over 900 home vaccinations

Over 2,000 vaccinations among disability service providers

More than 500 vaccinations of pupils, staff and families in special schools

Over 2,000 vaccinations in emergency and transitional housing

· Over 15,000 vaccinations by community vaccination buses and;

· More than 2,500 vaccinations via community motorhome teams.

Hannant says there is a lot of support available for those who have not yet been vaccinated and who might not be sure.

“It’s normal to still feel a little uncertain. We know some people still have questions, so feel free to come and chat with one of our staff or speak with your trusted healthcare professional.

“There are still plenty of opportunities to get your first or second dose now, so you can start using the new vaccine pass and make the most of your summer. We also have free taxis available for those who may have difficulty getting to a clinic.

Over 100 pop-up events are planned ahead of Christmas at locations across the region ranging from schools to stadiums and community centers.

This includes over 20 events across the city this weekend:

Māngere Downtown Reverse Parking – Fri 19 – Sat Nov 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 121R Bader Drive, Māngere

Trust Stadium Drive-through – Friday, November 19 to Saturday, November 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson

Papakura High Vaccination Drive – Fri 19 – Sat 20 November, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Papakura Willis Road

Shot Famz – Sat November 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Roskill Youth Zone, 740 Sandringham Road Extension, Mt Roskill

# TAKE2FORTHETEAM – Sat Nov 20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Epsom Vaccination Center – 382 Manukau Road, Epsom

Sleeves Rolled Up – Sat Nov 20, 9 am-4:30pm, 2-6 Calgary Street, Sandringham

Southern Cross School – 2nd Dose Event – Sat Nov 20, 10 am-4pm, 237 Buckland Road, Māngere East

Super Saturday – Manurewa Marae – Sat Nov 20, 9 am-1pm, Manurewa Marae, Clendon

Vax our West – Sat November 20, 10 am-4pm, 199B Lincoln Road, Henderson

Gather your village team – Saturday 20 November, 8:30 am-5:30pm, Ōtara Carpark, Newbury Street Side

Shot De La Salle – Sat Nov 20, 9 am-5pm, 81 Gray Ave, Māngere East

Māngere City Center – Sun Nov 21, 10 am-3pm, 93 Bader Drive, Māngere

Super Hero Sundays – Sunday, November 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Trevor Hoskings Drive

And vaccination buses and motorhomes will be parked at the following locations:

Papatoetoe Campervan – Sat November 20, 11:30 am-1:30pm, Papatoetoe New World

Manukau Campervan – Sat November 20, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Manukau Mall

Mission Bay Campervan – Sat November 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mission Bay (Movenpick End)

Glenfield Campervan – Sat November 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Malborough Park, 13 Chartwell Ave, Glenfield

Albany Campervan – Sat 20 – Sun Nov 21, 9 am-2.45pm, Albany Pak n Save

Hobsonville Point Campervan – Sat 20 – Sun Nov 21, 9 am-3pm, Cataliners Bay Farmers Market

Māngere Campervan – Sun Nov 21, 11.30am-2.30pm, Mangere PaknSave

Orewa Campervan – Sun 21 November, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Orewa Library

Orewa Beach Campervan – Sunday 21 November, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Orewa Life Saving Club

Long Bay Beach Campervan – Sunday, November 21, 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Long Bay Beach – Beach Road entrance

People can also visit one of the community vaccination centers this weekend, or visit one of the more than 200 GP clinics and more than 100 pharmacies that now dispense vaccines in Auckland. Full details of opening hours and sites are available on https://smex12-5-en-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=www.vaccinateforauckland.nz&umid=f5b300ef-122b-419b-9469-ec182d637516&auth=33daf4ba0a2684920bdaef81f81

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