Whitianga COVID-19 vaccination centre information

Whitianga COVID-19 vaccination centre information

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Woman in mask having bandaid put on arm after vaccination

Three vaccination sites are servicing the Whitianga community. Each site has different days of operation and times slots available to book a free vaccination appointment. 

 


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Whitianga COVID-19 Vaccination centres open for bookings

Vaccination sites in Whitianga are operating under Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown conditions. Appointments need to be booked,  masks must be worn when attending appointments and physical distancing requirements will be in place at each location.

  • Unichem Stephensons Pharmacy - 64 Albert Street, Whitianga
  • Mercury Bay Medical Centre - 58 Albert Street, Whitianga (centre of town, NOT the 'White House')
  • Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Hangar - Abrahamson Drive, Whitianga.

How to book your COVID-19 Vaccination

The Covid-19 vaccine is free for everyone in New Zealand. COVID-19 vaccinations can be booked or changed in the following ways:

  1. Calling 0800 28 29 26 (8am-8pm, 7 days a week)
  2. Government Covid-19 website.

Local tip - for online bookings, enter Whitianga or 3510 - Waikato when prompted.

Vaccine rollout groups and dates 

Group 1 - Border and managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) workers (bookings open now)

Group 2 - High-risk frontline workers and people living in high-risk places (bookings open now)

Group 3 - People who are at risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 (bookings open now)

Group 4

  • People aged 40 and over (bookings open now)
  • People aged 12 to 15 (bookings open 20 August - as parents or guardians become eligible to book for a vaccination, they can also book a vaccination for young people in this age group)
  • People aged 30 and over (bookings open 25 August)
  • People aged 16 and over (bookings open 1 September)

For government Covid-19 information, alert levels and vaccination information please refer to the New Zealand government Covid-19 website.

Updated information for the Whitianga Community Vaccination Drive 

Unichem Stephenson's Pharmacy were planning to hold a community COVID-19 vaccination drive on the weekend of 21/22 August. Due to the Level 4 lockdown important changes have been made to this vaccination drive. The pharmacy will still be vaccinating on Saturday 21st August, but a booking will need to be secured first. Walk in vaccinations will not be catered for.

 

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