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WHERE CAN I GET A VACCINE?
There are over 110 vaccine centres across Otago and Southland, including in the Meridian Mall, Dunedin, and Civic Building, Invercargill, as well as general practices, pharmacies, and Māori health providers all around the district.
Some of these locations require you to book, while others are offering drive-in or walk-in options.
We have the largest geographical area of all DHBs, and want everyone in the district to be within one hour of a vaccine centre.
WHO CAN GET A VACCINE?
Everyone in New Zealand aged 12 and over is eligible for vaccination. It does not matter what your visa or residency status is – you are eligible. There is enough vaccine for everyone in New Zealand to be vaccinated, no one will miss out.
WHO HAS BEEN VACCINATED SO FAR?
Most people in the Southern district now have some protection from COVID-19 – thank you all. Around 74.5% of the population over 12 has had at least one dose of the vaccine and 38.7% are fully vaccinated.
Altogether, 328,102 doses of the vaccine have been delivered in the Southern district.
LET'S KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
The Southern COVID-19 programme ramped up significantly during Alert Levels 3 and 4. Despite the challenges – adjusting clinics to operate under the new alert levels, and general practices also busy testing for COVID-19 – we had our busiest weeks yet.
It took 145 days to deliver 100,000 doses, 32 days to deliver the next 100,000 doses and just 2 weeks to deliver the third 100,000 doses.
This is thanks to the hard work of our healthcare providers across the district and the enthusiastic response from the public, so thank you all for doing your bit to keep you and your community safe!