Get vaccinated on Super Saturday

Aotearoa – we all have a role to play in protecting ourselves, our whānau and our community by getting vaccinated.

We are pulling out all the stops to increase our vaccination rates. It has never been more urgent. So everyone is being asked to contribute to a big, nationwide push for vaccination. This will build up to a national day of action for vaccination on Saturday 16th October 2021 – Super Saturday!

If you are one of the 80 percent of the eligible population who have had your first dose – Shot Bro! But your job isn’t done. You still need to get your second dose, and we’re asking you to help us reach your friends, whānau and colleagues who may still have some hesitation about being vaccinated and need some help and support to get it done.

It has never been more urgent to get NZ vaccinated

Summer is just 8 weeks away and we need everyone to book their first vaccine appointment now so they can get two doses and enjoy everything a classic Kiwi summer has to offer.

The more of us are fully vaccinated, the more protection we will have against COVID-19, and the more freedom this gives us. That is why we are asking you to support our national day of action on Saturday 16th October 2021.

Vaccine clinics will be open all over the country, all day and into the evening if you have not been vaccinated yet.

The Canterbury DHB are launching the ‘JabberWaka’ – a mobile vaccination motorhome in Kaiapoi for Super Saturday. The JabberWaka will be at the Kaiapoi Park and Ride site on Charles Street from 11am to 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. A shuttle van will be running from the Kaiapoi Spring Festival on Sunday to take people to the vaccination site and back.

Free transport will be provided throughout Canterbury, with Metro showing their support by offering free bus rides to and from vaccination clinics on all Metro services on Saturday and right through until mid-December. This includes any whānau, caregivers, and support people.

Shot if you have already had 1 or 2 doses – but your job is not done!

We are asking you to help us reach your friends, whānau, and colleagues who may still have some hesitation about being vaccinated and need some help and support to get it done.

We are asking our government agencies, our business community, our media and our community groups to play a role too.

Why we are having Super Saturday

The more people who are fully vaccinated, the more protection we have against COVID-19 and this gives us more freedom – freedom of concerns, for summer, of lockdowns and pressures and barriers to access and taking action.

We need two things to protect ourselves, our whānau and our communities in this outbreak and in the future:

  • FIRST we need as many people as possible to have their first dose to be partially protected; and
  • SECONDLY we need all those people to be fully vaccinated with two doses as soon as possible.

Find out more about Super Saturday, including resources and other ways you can help.

Sources: Unite Against COVID-19 and District Health Board media releases.

Published on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, under Uncategorised
Page last updated: 18/10/2021

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