In Waitaha/Canterbury we’re currently vaccinating people in Group 1, Group 2 and a small number of people in Group 3.
- Group 1 includes border and MIQ workers and their household contacts.
- Group 2 includes frontline health workers, people working and living in long-term residential care, Māori and Pacific people aged 70 and over, the people they live with and their carers.
- Group 3 includes people aged 65 and over, people with some underlying health conditions, pregnant people, and people with disabilities, older Māori and Pacific people, the people they live with and their carers.
There are more than 170,000 people in Group 3 in Canterbury. Because of this, we’re inviting people to book their vaccination appointments in stages at one of the following clinics:
When it is your turn to book an appointment, we’ll contact you directly with instructions about how to book. This will be by text, email, letter or phone call.
If you’re in Group 3 and you haven’t been contacted to book your vaccination, you don’t need to do anything right now. We’ll contact you when it’s your turn. Please be patient.
We at Village Health believe every patient should be making informed health care decisions. Attached below are links to websites and resources that can help answer some of these questions.
Please visit the following websites below:
Below is a video outlining the COVID Vaccine and the process of being Vaccinated from Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health.