For a full list of locations offering vaccinations please go to BookMyVaccine.nz
Taranaki DHB are holding pop-up clinics at the following locations.
These clinics are open to everyone for their first or second doses (as long as there has been a 21 day interval since the first dose). If you have a later appointment already booked, please consider bringing it forward.
Anyone with questions about being vaccinated are also welcome to go along and talk to clinical staff about their concerns – there will be no pressure to have the vaccination, just the opportunity for a friendly chat.
Contact Andrea Rowe on Covid.VacEnquiries@tdhb.org.nz
Kaponga Town Hall,
Victoria Street, Kaponga
Free BBQ from 10am. Transport available.
Vaccination centres, and vaccination clinics taking place at GP clinics and pharmacies, will be open as normal, operating under Level 2 restrictions such as increased social distancing. This may mean reducing the numbers of people coming to clinics. If your appointment needs to be rescheduled you will be contacted, otherwise please attend your appointment on time.
Call 0800 28 29 26
There are two main vaccination centres – one in New Plymouth and one in Hāwera.
109, Powderham Street (ground floor of the Baker Tilly Staples Rodway building), New Plymouth
TSB Hub, Camberwell Road, Hāwera
The programme is working in partnership with GP clinics and pharmacies in the region to help with the vaccine roll-out. You may receive an invite direct from your GP to book into a patient-specific clinic. For a full list of the clinics available in Taranaki, please visit healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-vaccination – each location has a direct link to BookMyVaccine.nz to make booking your appointment as straight-forward as possible.
It’s time! Everyone aged 12 and over can now book online or by phone to get their free COVID-19 vaccination.
To book online, go to BookMyVaccine.nz and follow the simple steps to book both doses. It will take about 5 minutes to book your two appointments. Just choose the location, dates and times you prefer.
Remember you’ll need to book two appointments as you only get the best protection from COVID-19 after two doses.
You can also book for you and your whānau by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 from 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week.
If you need language assistance, please ask for an interpreter. They’re available to help you through the booking process and the team can answer any questions you may have.
After you’ve booked your appointments, a booking reference and a summary of the location, dates and times of your appointments will be sent to you by email or text.
The day before each appointment, you’ll also be sent a text or email reminder.
To make things easy, you can book yourself and your whānau in to be vaccinated at the same time. To do this, call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 from
8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, and we’ll sort the details for you. To ﬁnd your nearest vaccination centre, go to covid19.govt.nz or Karawhiua.nz
When you book your vaccination, you’ll be asked if you require assistance during your appointment. Assistance can include:
Someone else can book for you, and you can take a support person to your appointment.
If you book online, we may need to contact you to make sure we can meet your requirements at your chosen vaccination site.
If you have questions about accessibility or have speciﬁc or complex needs, please call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26.
Everyone in New Zealand aged 12 years and over can get the COVID-19 vaccination. You don’t have to be a New Zealand citizen or resident. As long as you’re in New Zealand, you can book yourself in. Please note that some people may not be able to get the vaccine due to having underlying health conditions. If in doubt, talk to your doctor or GP ﬁrst, to make sure it is okay for you.
‘Delta’ is a new variant of the COVID-19 virus. Being fully vaccinated provides good protection against catching the virus and from getting very sick.
Medsafe only grants consent for using a vaccine in Aotearoa, once they’re satisfied it has met strict standards for safety, efficacy and quality. This is the same process used to assess
medicines and other vaccines, like the flu vaccine.
There have been no shortcuts taken in granting approval. The Pfizer vaccine has been used successfully by millions worldwide. Ongoing monitoring for safety continues.
The COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective if people have both doses. Studies show around 95% of people who have received both doses of the vaccine, are protected against getting severe COVID-19 symptoms. That means once you are fully vaccinated you are far less likely to fall seriously ill and less likely to transmit the virus to others.
It’s the best way to protect you, your whānau and your community.
It is made up of chemicals and ingredients that include very small amounts of fats, salts and sugars.
It does not contain any live, dead or deactivated viruses or any animal products. It cannot give you COVID-19.
You can find trusted information about the vaccine and COVID-19 at:
The Ministry of Health website has lots of information and resources about the COVID-19 virus, the national vaccination programme, answers to many questions about the vaccine itself, data and statistics of how the vaccination programme is looking nationally and more.
Check it out at COVID-19: Vaccines | Ministry of Health NZ
See some of the frequently asked questions here.
The Taranaki COVID-19 Vaccination Programme puts out a weekly panui containing news and programme updates.
Check out the latest issues below...
20 October, 2021 Vaccination newsletter - Issue 27
13 October, 2021 Vaccination newsletter - Issue 26
6 October, 2021 Vaccination newsletter - Issue 25
29 September, 2021 Vaccination newsletter - Issue 24
22 September, 2021 Vaccination newsletter - Issue 23
15 September, 2021 Vaccination newsletter - Issue 22
See all COVID-19 e-newsletters »
18 October Super Saturday gives super boost to Taranaki’s vaccination numbers
12 October Record breaking week for Taranaki’s COVID - 19 vaccination roll-out
6 October Dedicated team to support disabled people to access COVID-19 vaccine
6 October Rural community clinic tour a success
5 October Last Taranaki mass vaccination clinics this weekend
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Statement of the Taranaki District Health Board’s position on COVID-19 vaccination
As a country we have made significant changes to our day-to-day life since the COVID-19 virus emerged. The availability of vaccine and a high proportion of our population fully vaccinated means we can have a world where the presence of the virus does not mean the level of disruptions we have experienced to date.
Vaccination is a crucial part of the New Zealand public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is through successful vaccination programmes that many infectious diseases have been eliminated and severity reduced, COVID-19 is no different.
Our priority is to make sure everyone in Taranaki aged 12 years and over has free, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. To achieve this, we continue to collaborate with our health providers, our doctors, pharmacies and hauora providers to deliver an equitable and effective vaccination programme to our community.
Taranaki DHB provides essential services during each alert level and we encourage all our employees, contractors and other partners to protect themselves, their patients and the wider community by getting their COVID-19 vaccination. All DHB employees have an ethical and professional obligation to protect and promote the health of patients and the public, and to participate in community health efforts.
We strongly recommend that all eligible members of our Taranaki community take up the opportunity to be vaccinated so that life in our region can benefit from a fully vaccinated population. As a region that has strong trade links to both the Waikato and Auckland our Taranaki business community welcomes those from out of our region to visit every day, as well as friends and whānau across the country who also love to visit - for this to continue, everyone is encouraged to support our 90%+ vaccination drive to get our community protected.