Christchurch essential workers asked to rebook second vaccine dose

A mass vaccination event. Photo: Dean Purcell
A mass vaccination event. Photo: Dean Purcell
Essential workers who received their first Covid vaccination at a drive-through clinic in Christchurch are having to rebook their second dose.

The drive-through at Christchurch Arena was set up to fast-track vaccinations for customer-facing essential workers but closed on Saturday.

More than 13,000 people got their jab there and received a follow-up booking for their second in three to six weeks' time.

They have now received a message telling them the drive-through has changed its hours of operation and their second appointment is no longer available.

And they have been asked to rebook through the Book My Vaccine website or by phone.

The Canterbury DHB says the drive-through was only temporary to get essential workers vaccinated as quickly as possible.

It says it has more than 100 clinics providing vaccinations throughout Canterbury.

 
0
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
Auckland Metro
 
89,481
Other Sites
 
47,750
Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley
 
46,984
Nelson Marlborough
 
26,362
Canterbury
 
18,758
Northland
 
18,545
Taranaki
 
7,616
Waikato
 
7,037
Whanganui
 
7,021
MidCentral
 
6,518
Bay of Plenty
 
5,614
South Canterbury
 
2,343
Hawke's Bay
 
2,283
Tairāwhiti
 
232
Wairarapa
 
−435
West Coast
 
−3,277
Lakes
 
−4,208
Southern
 
−16,178

 

 

 

 

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