We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves, our whānau and our community by getting vaccinated. If you are one of the 80% 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. 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 16 October
Ngāmotu Kindergarten, 39 Marama Crescent, 11am - 2pm
Community barbecue for all and activities for the tamariki.
Barrett’s Lounge (next door to the hospital café), Base Hospital,
10am - 3pm
109 Powderham Street, 9am – 5pm
Community BBQ and Subway cookie giveaway from 10am - 3pm.
Ngāmotu Road, Moturoa, 9am - 4pm
$20 Pak’N’Save vouchers and free bacon and egg fry bread for all those vaccinated (first 300 people).
Go in the draw to win one of three prizes. Enjoy music from the DJ on site.
99 Tukapa Street, 9am - 4.30pm
Sausage sizzle and free coffee for anyone receiving a vaccination - PLUS a donation of $5 will be made to the Taranaki Retreat for every vaccination given.
Meet a member of the Taranaki Bulls rugby team between 11am and 12pm.
Anyone needing transport can call
(06) 753 9505 to arrange a ride.
Doctors will be available to answer any questions about the vaccine.
The Warehouse, Bell Block, 12pm – 2pm
The Warehouse, New Plymouth,
9am – 3.30pm
32 Carthew Street, 10am - 3pm
All welcome – free community barbecue run by the Rapid Relief Team.
If you need help with transport call 0800 787 254 (press 2, then 1 for Taranaki).
26 Napier Street, Ōpunake, 10am – 3pm
All welcome, If you need help with transport please call Community Transport on 0800 223 390
Countdown, Stratford, 9am – 12pm
New World, Stratford, 12.30pm – 3.30pm
BBQ will be running during the day at both supermarkets. Everyone vaccinated on the day will go into the draw to win one of 20 x $250 Contact Power Vouchers.
139 Miranda Street, all day, no appointment necessary
Anyone vaccinated on the day will go into a draw to win a $100 Countdown gift card.
TSB Hub, Camberwell Road, 9am – 3pm
Community BBQ giveaway from 10am - 3pm.
South Road, outside Hāwera Intermediate, 9am
Free sausage sizzles and snacks. Prizes up for grabs and a whānau enviornment where no one is left behind.
High Street entrance, Hāwera, 9am-4:30pm
2.30pm - 4.30pm - Free sausage sizzle for everyone and a free coffee for anyone receiving a vaccination.
4.30pm - 7.30pm - Grab a free slice of pizza with your vaccination.
Friendly vaccination staff will be on hand to chat through any concerns.
32 Queen Street, 10am - 3pm
In conjunction with Waitara Māori Women’s League, Foodstuffs and Vax-a-thon on TV.
$20 New World voucher for all those vaccinated. $20 will be donated to the Waitara Food Bank for every person that is vaccinated.
Free sausage sizzle and coffee cart.
Prize draw for $200 grocery hamper.
Prize draw for a UE Boom for all those 12-18 years who are vaccinated on the day.
They are happy to pick you up and take you to your nearest clinic, then drop you home afterwards. Just call the Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254 (when your reach the menu press 2, then 1 for Taranaki) and they will hook you up with a driver!
Thank you to everyone from the DOC - shot, bro!
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;
SECONDLY we need all those people to be fully vaccinated with two doses as soon as possible.
It’s never been more urgent - Summer is just eight weeks away, book your first vaccine appointment now to get two doses before Summer starts to be able to take advantage of everything that a Kiwi summer offers.
It’s going to be very easy to get vaccinated on Super Saturday. Vaccine clinics will be open throughout the motu all day and into the evening. A bit like Election Day, our political and civic leaders will be called on to contribute to a big collective effort to turn people out.
Local MPs will have maps showing where the highest concentrations of unvaccinated people are. Whether going door to door, working the phones, or waving signs, there will be a role for everyone to play.
We are asking our government agencies, our business community, our media, our community groups, and you to play a role too. Those who want to offer incentives or events to the unvaccinated to get them in the door – go for it.
Super Saturday will be supported by a nationwide and targeted marketing campaign, to energise business, community and other groups, and promote friendly competition between towns/areas to get more of their community vaccinated, and their vaccination rates higher.
Help spread the word and motivate your community/organisation.
What would work in your community to get people behind this work, to motivate people to get their vaccinations and help support the spirit of friendly competition? We’re looking for ideas, innovation and what works for your community, whānau and friends.
We know talking about the reasons you’ve been vaccinated helps others who have concerns.
We know that getting reliable, honest information about the vaccine helps those who have questions and need to know more before they book a vaccine appointment.
Your help is needed. What can you do to help us to get the unvaccinated vaccinated. How can you get behind Super Saturday?