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DHB offers mobile vaccination unit for workplaces or community groups

News from MidCentral District Health Board
Employers and community leaders in the MidCentral region are encouraged to register their interest to bring a new mobile vaccination unit to their workplaces or community groups.

The pop-up clinics, which have been successfully proven through partnerships with Iwi providers around the rohe and workplace clinics, have proven popular for both large and small employers.

Deborah Davies, COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Senior Responsible Officer at MidCentral DHB, said the addition of a van to the vaccination team supported an increase in pop-up vaccination sites.

“In the event of a COVID outbreak, the impact on workplaces can be quite substantial with long absences and the potential for the virus to spread between staff members.

“The vaccine significantly reduces the likelihood of staff catching or spreading the virus, and ensure that if a staff member does get ill, they are less likely to experience serious illness.”

The pop-up workplace clinics can provide both first and second doses of the vaccine to any eligible person over the age of 12.

“We recognise that getting into a central vaccination site or a walk-in clinic isn’t always easy when you have to balance work and family responsibilities.

“Employers can support their staff to access the vaccine by registering their interest for a pop-up clinic where staff can not only get vaccinated, but ask any questions they have about the vaccine itself.”

Workplace or community group vaccination clinics can be held anywhere in the MidCentral region, from Ōtaki to Āpiti, including Tararua.

“Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect not only yourself and your whānau from the effects of the virus, but also your staff and workplace. We encourage any business with unvaccinated staff to register their interest.”

If you would like to register your interest for a workplace or community group vaccination clinic, please email covacc@midcentraldhb.govt.nz with your business name, contact details and approximate number of staff.

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  1. Henry Cooke, 29. September 2021, 11:31

    Vaccines have hit a wall. Just 50,000 people booked a first dose in the last week, if that rate continues it would be late-December before we get to 90% first jabbed. The Govt needs to urgently lay out a plan to fix this. [via twitter]

  2. Julienz, 29. September 2021, 13:21

    As everyone over 12 is now eligible, what about taking the vaccine buses to schools? I remember at school, vaccinations were done when there was a measles epidemic in the 90s and I recall being vaccinated for rubella and TB at school in the 70s.

  3. Claire, 29. September 2021, 14:00

    Can everyone help at least one person along to a centre to get vaccinated. It may be as simple as a lift or some gentle chat about what it’s all about. There are many isolated or immobile people who may need a hand.

  4. Ms Green, 29. September 2021, 14:10

    Calm down Henry Cooke. Your politics are showing too often. Everything will turn out alright if you just allow the government to continue to take a steady pace.

  5. Greenwelly, 29. September 2021, 14:10

    Julienz. Recent experience has shown that School immunisation programmes deliver pretty rubbish vaccination rates. HPV, (which is a vaccination against certain cancers, so it’s got a pretty big selling point) is languishing in the low 60%.