COVID-19 vaccines

Aotearoa New Zealand It’s Our Time

Everyone aged 12 years and over can now receive their COVID-19 vaccination

For a full list of locations offering vaccinations please go to BookMyVaccine.nz

Pop up clinics

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.

ICE-CREAM VAN ROUTES - Come and say hi
WHEN TIME WHERE
Thursday 28 October 3.30pm – 7.00pm Lynmouth - Lawry Street, Seaview Road
Friday 29 October 3:30pm – 7:00pm Merrilands - Brixham Place, Riversdale Drive, Kauri Street, Miro Street
Friday 5 November 1pm – 4pm Westown - Tavistock Street, Pembroke Street, Wrantage Street

STRATFORD SPEEDWAY
WHEN TIME WHERE
Saturday 30 October 4pm – 10:30pm Stratford Speedway

 

MARFELL & SPOTSWOOD - free community BBQ!
WHEN TIME WHERE
Thursday 4 November 4pm – 7pm Marfell Kindergarten, 2 Cook Street, Marfell
Saturday 6 November 11am – 2pm Ngamotu Kindergarten, 39 Marama Crescent, Spotswood

 

WAITARA - POP UP PIZZA CLINIC - Get your jab and enjoy PIZZA and COFFEE on us!
WHEN TIME WHERE
Saturday 30 October 4.30pm - 7.30pm Beach House Café, 9 West Beach, Marine Park, Waitara
Saturday 6 November 4.30pm - 7.30pm Beach House Café, 9 West Beach, Marine Park, Waitara
Saturday 13 November 4.30pm - 7.30pm Beach House Café, 9 West Beach, Marine Park, Waitara
Saturday 20 November 4.30pm - 7.30pm Beach House Café, 9 West Beach, Marine Park, Waitara
Saturday 27 November 4.30pm - 7.30pm Beach House Café, 9 West Beach, Marine Park, Waitara

 

ACCESSIBILITY CLINICS FLYER

Accessibility Clinics
New Plymouth

Contact Andrea Rowe on Covid.VacEnquiries@tdhb.org.nz

Download the accessibility clinic flyer
(PDF 39 KB)

 

RURAL POP-UP CLINICS TIME SECOND DOSE (3 WEEKS) SECOND DOSE (6 WEEKS)
Download the rural clinic flyer (PDF 58 KB)
Whangamomona Hall,
6013 Ohura Road, Whangamomona
10am – 12pm Thursday 28 October Monday 8 November
Strathmore,
Brewer Road
1pm – 2pm Thursday 28 October Monday 8 November
Douglas Hall 2.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday 28 October Monday 8 November
Toko Hall,
1073, East Road, Stratford East
2pm – 4pm Thursday 28 October Monday 8 November
Kaimata Hall,
722 Tarata Road, Kaimata
9am – 3.30pm   Wednesday 10 November
TET Stadium,
1 Elliot Street, Inglewood
9.00am – 3.30pm   Thursday 11 November
Friday 12 November
Hempton Hall,
72 Carthew Street, Ōkato
1pm – 4pm Monday 25 October Monday 15 November
Rahotu TSB Domain,
54 Rahotu Road, Rahotu
9am – 3.30pm Tuesday 26 October Tuesday 16 November
Oaonui Hall,
5142 South Road, Oaonui
9.15am – 3.30pm Wednesday 27 October Wednesday 17 November
Pihama Hall,
3271 South Road, Pihama
9am – 12pm Thursday 28 October Thursday 18 November
Te Kiri Hall,
2716 Eltham Road, Te Kiri
9.15am – 3.30pm Monday 1 November Monday 22 November
Auroa Hall,
746 Auroa Road, Auroa
9.30am – 3.30pm Tuesday 2 November Tuesday 23 November

Kaponga Town Hall,
Victoria Street, Kaponga

Free BBQ from 10am. Transport available.

9.15am – 3.30pm Wednesday 3 November Wednesday 24 November
Eltham Library,
Eltham
9.15am – 3.30pm Friday 5 November Friday 26 November
Hunter Shaw Building,
132 Egmont Street, Patea
10am – 3.30pm Monday 8 November Monday 29 November
Waitoitoi Hall,
19 Pukearuhe Road, Mimi
9am – 3.30pm Tuesday 9 November Tuesday 30 November

Vaccinations at Alert Level 2

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.

Book online    Call 0800 28 29 26

Vaccination Centres

There are two main vaccination centres – one in New Plymouth and one in Hāwera.

New Plymouth Vaccination Centre

109, Powderham Street (ground floor of the Baker Tilly Staples Rodway building), New Plymouth

 

Hāwera Vaccination Centre

TSB Hub, Camberwell Road, Hāwera



GP clinics and pharmacies

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.

Mobile Vaccination Unit

There are also mobile outreach units which will be visiting residential homes, remote areas and pop-up vaccination clinics, if needed.

How to Book

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.

Two appointments

Remember you’ll need to book two appointments as you only get the best protection from COVID-19 after two doses.

Call if you need to

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.

Your booking reference and summary

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.

Whānau bookings

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

Assistance during your appointment

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.

Can I get the vaccine?

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.

Does the COVID-19 vaccination protect me from Delta?

‘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.

What do we know about the vaccine’s safety?

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.

Is the vaccine effective?

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.

What’s in the Pfizer vaccine?

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.

Where can I find good information on the vaccine?

You can find trusted information about the vaccine and COVID-19 at:

For more information

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.

  • Taranaki DHB's positioning statement on COVID-19 vaccination

    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.


Important websites

covid19.govt.nz
www.health.govt.nz

For COVID-19 vaccine enquiries email

covidvacenquiries@tdhb.org.nz

COVID-19 Healthline number

0800 358 5453