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Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Clutha community

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People in the Clutha district have the opportunity to get their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with the last pop-up clinics of 2021 being held until December 18.

The walk-in clinics are organised by the Southern COVID-19 Vaccine Programme’s Dunedin Outreach Team in partnership with Clutha District Council. They do not require a booking. The council is putting on free ice-cream for those getting vaccinated. Southern DHB COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Programme Lead, Karl Metzler encourages locals to come along and get protected.

“While the Clutha district’s vaccination rate of 92.3% for first doses and 86.4% for fully vaccinated demonstrates fantastic progress, we want to continue to reach unvaccinated people and those due for their second dose. Vaccination gives them the best chance to protect themselves and their community.”

Mr Metzler understands that some people might still feel a little anxious or have questions about the vaccine and he says they are encouraged to chat with clinical staff before getting a vaccination. There will be a safe space at the clinics to talk with a trained clinician or you can call 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm, 7 days). You can also pop into your local vaccinating pharmacy for a free chat or talk to your GP or trusted health provider.

Mr Metzler thanks the Clutha District Council and mayor Bryan Cadogan for their hard work in supporting the clinics and their community.

The clinics will be held in the following locations:

  • Clinton: Clinton Community Centre
    Friday, December 17
    3.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Clydevale: Clutha Valley Community Centre
    Wednesday, 15 December
    5pm to 7pm
  • Kaitangata: Kaitangata Primary School
    Thursday, December 16,
    3.30pm to 7.30pm

  • Kaka Point: Kaka Point Hall
    Sunday, December 12
    11am to 3pm

  • Milton: Coronation Hall
    Saturday, 18 December
    11am to 2pm

While a high vaccination rate is our best defence, it is just one protection – preparation is another. Go to https://www.southernhealth.nz/COVID19 to get simple and practical tips to prepare for when Covid eventually reaches our district.

Media enquiries and interview requests: SDHB Communications, communications@southerndhb.govt.nz.