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C'mon Central Hawke's Bay - this week is our shot for summer!


With less than four weeks until Christmas and the spread of COVID-19 increasing throughout the country – a campaign to boost local vaccination rates in Central Hawke’s Bay is in full swing to see over 90% of the District fully vaccinated before Christmas.

In partnership with Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, local health providers, community organisations and the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council – the District is doubling down their efforts to see vaccinations numbers boosted this week to enable as many in the District to have had their two shots for summer.

“This is the last chance to fit in both vaccinations before Christmas so we are making sure that Central Hawke’s Bay will have access to vaccinations every single day this week.” says Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor Alex Walker.

“Whether you are working shifts, have no access to transport, or just need a bit of time to sit with a trusted professional to have a chat about what vaccination means, we have all the options covered.”

Receiving the COVID-19 vaccination is the best way to protect our community and with only 350 people in the District yet to receive their first vaccination, Central Hawke’s Bay is tantalisingly close to getting to the 90% target.

“Getting the vaccination is best way to get protected and if we can follow it up with the 1500 people who also need their second shot, Central Hawke’s Bay will be very well placed to enjoy their summer at the beach!”

“I’d really encourgage people that aren’t sure about the vaccination, to not rely on social media but to reach out to a trusted friend or medical professional.  Don’t be scared, being prepared. It’s the best way to protect each other”.

To support the push for vaccinations this week, pop up vaccination centres will be available every day this week throughout the District, as well as bookings being able to be made by visiting

A local Tamatea - Central Hawke’s Bay COVID-19 response Team has also been reformed, further developing and supporting the strong local community response effort established during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown.

For more information on COVID-19 Vaccinations and information head to -

Notes for Media:

For those that haven’t yet received their first vaccination, they need to receive their first shot this week (the week of Monday 22 to Sunday 28 November) so they have time to receive their second shot before Christmas and the summer break. 

We really encourage local Central Hawke’s Bay Media to get behind this campaign and promote Central Hawke’s Bay this week to get their shot for summer!

The locations of vaccination pop-ups are detailed below:

Monday 22

Russell Park, Waipukurau (next to the Playground)

3pm – 8pm

No appointment needed

Tuesday 23

High Street Carpark, Waipawa (next to Settlers Museum)

12 – 7pm

No appointment needed

Wednesday 24

Elsthorpe Hall

9 -11am

No appointment needed

Omakere Hall

1 – 3pm

No appointment needed

Thursday 25

Top of McCarthy Terrace, Waipukurau


No appointment needed

Friday 26

Home visits
Eligible only to those with limited ability to leave the home


Phone 0800 153 240 to book a home visit.

Saturday 27

Drive-thru vaccination Clinic
CHB A&P Showgrounds, entrance via River Terrace, Waipukurau

9.30 – 4pm

No appointment needed or book through

Sunday 28

Otane Markets at the Hall

9 – 1 pm

No appointment needed

Monday 22 – Saturday 27

Unichem Pharmacy –


By appointment only - phone 06 858 8060 to book

Tukituki Medical Centre


By appointment only – phone
06 858 7767 to book


22 November 2021

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