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Access to Tests, Vax, Boosters and Info

getting a test

PCR and RAT Testing are available at:

  • Tāneatua Medical Centre 22 Tūhoe St, Tāneatua (07) 312 9159
  • Kawerau Medical Centre 26 Islington St, Kawerau (07) 323 6249
  • Waimana Medical Centre 10 Raroa Rd, Waimana (07) 312 3296
  • Hinepukohurani Medical Centre 5906 Ruatāhuna Rd (07) 366 3228

or through any of your Tribals, 8am-10am, Monday-Friday


getting the vax, booster and info

DROP-IN 

Tāneatua Medical Centre, 22 Tūhoe Street Tāneatua 

Thursday 12pm-2pm

No bookings needed

Vaccinations for tamariki will be available mid-March.

MOBILE CLINIC

A mobile vaccination pahi operated by your Tūhoe Medical team is working on getting on the road to visit your whare, please express your interest for a visit to your Tribal Office.

OTHER PROVIDERS

  • Visit BookMyVaccine.nz
  • Call the Whakatane Vaccination Centre on 0800 28 29 26
  • Call the Eastern Bay Vaccination Booking on 0800 829 001
  • Call the Easter Bay Boosters Booking on 0800 829 002

Who can get the vaccine


WHO CAN GET THE BOOSTER

If you are 18+ boosters are available for all those vaccinated and having had their second shot 3 months plus ago.   
 
This is in response to waning immunity over time from the first 2 vaccine shots.  The science says that optimum benefit from the Booster is achieved at 6 months post second shot, with a minor reduction at 5 months.  However, bringing the eligible time back to 3 months enables NZ to have an additional 1m eligible to get boosted, thereby providing 'good' short term public health benefits. 
 
It is clear the booster will give you up to 4 months protection.
 
Boosters are not available for Under 18 year olds as the science and data is being considered.  It is anticipated more information will be available mid February.

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