BOP Covid-19 vaccine drive-throughs continue

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Boosters are “safe and easy to get this weekend” in the Bay of Plenty, according to the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.

The regional drive-through series continues this weekend with events in Mount Maunganui, Pāpāmoa, Te Puke and Kawerau.

“Drive-throughs are easy, safe and comfortable, and our vaccination teams will put you at ease,” says Bay of Plenty District Health Board senior responsible officer – Covid-19 Programme Brent Gilbert-De Rios.

“We’re doing everything we can to encourage people to get their third dose.”

Drive-through vaccination events on Saturday are in Te Puke’s Rangiuru Rugby Clubrooms in partnership with Poutiri Trust and the Pacific Island Community (Tauranga) Trust, Kawerau’s Ron Hardie Recreation Centre, and Te Manu Toroa is standing up a drive-through at the Arataki Community Centre.

Sunday’s events are at the Mount Sports Centre in Blake Park, Mount Maunganui, and at Te Manu Toroa’s Te Akau Hauora in Pāpāmoa. All events are from 10am to 3pm.

“There are more than 53,000 people eligible for their third dose in the Bay who have not yet got it done, and yet Covid-19 continues to impact our communities, whānau and health system.

“The science is clear – you’re far less likely to get really sick or need to go to hospital with Covid-19.”

“So give that whānau member, friend, neighbour or workmate the nudge to get it done.”

The DHB says all events offer first and second doses for everyone aged five and older, and third doses for everyone aged 18 and older who had their second dose at least three months ago.

Te Puke Covid-19 vaccination drive-through

Rangiuru Rugby Clubroooms, corner of Jellicoe Street & No 3 Road

Saturday 19 March, 10am–3pm

Event by: Poutiri Trust, the Pacific Island Community (Tauranga) Trust and the Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Arataki Covid-19 vaccination drive-through

Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way

Saturday 19 March, 10am–3pm

Event by: Te Manu Toroa

Kawerau Covid-19 vaccination drive-through

Ron Hardie Recreation Centre, 111 Onslow Street

Saturday 19 March, 10am–3pm

Event by: Kawerau Community Collective and Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Pāpāmoa Covid-19 vaccination drive-through

Te Akau Hauora, 35E Hartford Avenue

Sunday 20 March, 10am–3pm

Event by: Te Manu Toroa

Mount Maunganui Covid-19 vaccination drive-through

Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park, Maunganui Road

Sunday 20 March, 10am–3pm

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