Weekly Update Issue 22 - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Total number of doses administered to people living in Taranaki


27.7% fully vaccinated
(as of 11.59pm, Sept 14)

It's Your Turn NOW!

Get Booked, Get Vaccinated, Get On With Your Life

Taranaki Programme Weekly Update

There is just 100 days left until Christmas!! Which means there are only 119 days left until December 31 - the last day of the Taranaki COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, and the day we want to be able to say that every person aged 12 or over who wants to receive their vaccination has done so.

More and more partner-providers are coming on board, more and more community clinics are being planned and so there are more and more opportunities for people to receive their vaccine NOW!

The COVID-19 virus is going to be a way of life for us all for the foreseeable future. Being able to travel, being able to go to work, keeping yourself and your family healthy and well will be reliant, for the most part, on being fully vaccinated.


It's Your Turn - right now. It is important that everyone who can be vaccinated, is vaccinated. 

The BookMyVaccine online portal has an availability map to show you where there are free appointments, and the options are endless - at a vaccination centre, your local pharmacy, at your GP clinic, at a mass community event or local rural clinic.
There are walk-in appointment opportunities and clinics especially for Māori. We also have an Accessibility clinic every Thursday morning for those who need a quieter space, more room to move or a little more care to receive their vaccination (please contact us on Covid.VacEnquiries@tdhb.org.nz if you, or someone you care for would like to come to this clinic).

If you already have an appointment booked, you can check on the BookMyVaccine online portal to see if an earlier opportunity is available, then manage your booking via the link in your booking confirmation text or email, or by calling 0800 28 29 26 with your booking reference number.

You can also visit Healthpoint and Karawhiua to see where vaccination clinics are being held.

The Pfizer vaccine is free, safe and the best protection against the COVID-19 virus, including the Delta variant. Make the choice to protect yourself, your whānau and your community. Lives depend on it.

First dose community COVID-19 vaccination clinic this weekend

More than 2,000 first dose appointments are available at New Plymouth Raceway, 1 Rogan Street, New Plymouth this Saturday 18 September and Sunday 19 September.

Another 2,000 appointments are available at a second community clinic at the New Plymouth Raceway on Saturday 25 September and Sunday 26 September.

Bookings should be made online at BookMyVaccine.nz, or you can call 0800 228 29 26 (8am-8pm, 7 days). Your second dose appointment will be automatically booked at the same time.
Walk-in appointments will be available, but waiting times will vary and bookings should be made where possible.


In the Media

Check out the news reports from the past week on the programme roll-out in Taranaki!

Boost begins slow turnaround for Māori vaccinations in Taranaki | Stuff.co.nz

Twenty-five per cent of Taranaki's eligible population now fully vaccinated | Stuff.co.nz

Providers say Māori-only vaccination clinics are vital | Stuff.co.nz

Two mass vaccination events are planned for New Plymouth to vaccinate more than 4000 people | Stuff.co.nz


Tui Ora vaccination clinics 

TET Stadium & Events Centre, 1 Elliot Street, Inglewood
Thursday 16 September
9.30am – 3.15pm
Appointments necessary. Book online via BookMyVaccine, phone 0800-28-29-26 or Tui Ora on (06) 7599553.
TSB Stadium, Rogan Street, New Plymouth
Friday 17th September
Monday 20 September
Tuesday 21 September
Wednesday 23 September
Thursday 24 September
Friday 25 September
9.30am – 3.45pm
Saturday 25 September
9am – 11.45am
Contact Tui Ora on 06 7599553 to book an appointment
Manaia Clinic
Ngaruahine Community facility, 36 Patu-Kukupa Street
Tuesday 21 September
10am - 2.45pm
Appointments required.
Book online via BookMyVaccine or phone 0800-28-29-26 or Tui Ora on 06 7599553
Limited capacity for walk ins.

We are in Alert Level 2

There are no restrictions on who can be included in your household bubble.

You can go to work and school - but please follow the guidelines about wearing masks and social distancing.

Make sure you track where you go when out and about - using the NZ COVID Tracer app is the easiest way.


For national updates - visit Unite against COVID-19

For Taranaki DHB updates - visit the website at www.tdhb.org.nz and like the Taranaki DHB Facebook page

For Taranaki COVID-19 Vaccination Programme updates - visit the website at www.tdhb.org.nz/covid19/vaccine.shtml


The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) has a new website dedicated to COVID-19.

The app Āwhina lets you access information from the Ministry of Health and other trusted sources on your mobile device and sends out notifications on key COVID-19 vaccine announcements. You can download Āwhina here

The MoH COVID-19 Vaccine Resources page is full of useful information, frequently asked questions and also fact sheets in multiple languages

Data and statistics about the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in New Zealand can be found here.

HealthPathways platforms nationwide have published (or will soon publish) COVID-19 Vaccination Information pages. General practices can log into their local HealthPathways site to access this useful information.

Government cyber security agency CERT NZ has published guidance on how to protect your organisation when communicating about the vaccine on CERT NZ’s website.

Unite Against COVID-19 contains a multitude of resources on the COVID-19 vaccine, including the latest government announcements.

Medsafe’s website has COVID-19 vaccine approval information and vaccine reports.

Medsafe also publishes data sheets and consumer medicine information for approved COVID-19 vaccines.

Contact us at communications@tdhb.org.nz