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Vaccines for under 12s available next week

THE Covid-19 vaccination programme for Tairawhiti children aged five to 11 will start on Tuesday.

Parents and caregivers can book appointments for children online at bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz, or walk in.

First, second, and booster shot clinics will be held separately, a Hauora Tairawhiti spokesperson said.

The Community Vaccination Clinic at 295 Palmerston Road, and the Te Poho o Rawiri Marae drive through, will be open next week at these times:

Monday — first, second and booster vaccines 9am to 4.30pm.

Tuesday — Children aged five to 11 only, 9am to 1pm. First, second and boosters 1pm to 4.30pm.

Wednesday — Children aged five to 11 only, 9am to 1pm. First, second and boosters 1pm to 4.30pm.

Thursday — first, second and boosters 10am to 5.30pm.

Friday — first, second and boosters 9am to 4.30pm.

Saturday and Sunday — Te Poho Rawiri o Marae, drive-through. Children aged five to 11 only 10am to 4pm.

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced the planned roll out for five to 11-year-olds as part of the Government's plan to reduce risk from Omicron variant of Covid-19.

“By the end of February when we revisit the phased border re-opening, around 3 million more Kiwis will be eligible for the booster shots and the rollout to 5-11-year-olds will be well under way,” he said.

  1. Peter Jones says:

    By far the worst health measure that I have had to endure in my lifetime.
    It’s not safe and it’s not tested and nothing is known about the long term implications like fertility and longevity to name a couple.
    How can people not see this?
    It does nothing to stop omicron and when omicron is finished there will be no one left to infect and it will be all over, whether you are vaxxed or unvaxxed.