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Weekend jabs shot in the arm for dosage stats

A total of 14,814 people in the Gisborne district are fully immunised from Covid-19, latest data shows.

Hauora Tairawhiti vaccinated another 2446 people over the weekend, bringing the total number of doses administered in the district (as of yesterday) to 41,300 — 26,486 having received their first dose and 14,814 both doses.

“The latest coverage data for those domiciled within Tairawhiti for the period to September 12 shows 63 percent of the population (aged 12 and over) has now received at least one dose,” a Hauora Tairawhiti spokeswoman said.

“At this time, 35.4 percent of the 12 and over population have had two doses and 28 percent have received only the first dose.”

For Maori, 25.4 percent have had both doses, 25 percent the first dose only, and 50.4 percent having had at least one dose.

For Pasifika, 35 percent have had both doses, 36 percent the first dose only, and 71 percent have had at least one dose.

All vaccination clinics are open to whanau 12 years and older. Children 12 and over must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver to receive the vaccine.

Vaccination clinics are running this week at the following locations —

Te Tini o Porou Clinic (corner of Huxley and Tyndall roads): Monday to Friday, 2pm to 7.30pm. This clinic is open to all walk-ins, an appointment is not required.

Community Vaccination Clinic (295 Palmerston Road): Reopened yesterday and is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 5pm; Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Friday, 9am to 5pm; Saturday, 9am to 3pm.

Ngati Porou Hauora rural East Coast clinics: Open from 10.30am to 2pm and from 3pm to 6.30pm at Uawa today; Ruatoria on Wednesday; Tokomaru Bay on Thursday; Te Puia Springs on Friday.