Tāmaki Makaurau Pulling Out All The Stops For Super Saturday Vaccination Drive


People will get a whole lot more than a vaccine dose this
Saturday, with free ice cream, sausage sizzles, live music
and spot prizes on offer at many vaccination centres and
pop-up events being held across the city.

Super
Saturday, the nationwide drive is aimed at capturing those
yet to get their first dose, or those who are due for their
second. In Auckland, 13 per cent of the eligible population
is still yet to get their first dose.

Opening hours
across the majority of the region’s 16 community
vaccination centres and drive-throughs have been extended
especially for the day. Among them is the CBD vaccination
centre, which is being donned with rainbow decorations and
there will be live music, a sausage sizzle and spot prizes.
At Albany, there will be free coffee, a Mr Whippy truck
visit, spot prizes and chocolate fish handed out to those
who receive their dose.

Many of the mobile vaccination
buses and vans – all run by Māori and Pacific provider
partners – will be out and about in the community.
Details on times, locations and giveaways are listed
below.

Celebrities, including sports stars
and TV personalities, will be making appearances at some
sites throughout the day.

More than 70 general
practices and over a dozen pharmacies involved in the
vaccine roll-out are also opening their doors especially for
the day. Among them is Mairangi Medical Centre, whose staff
are dressing up to a “Save Our Summer” theme and
Papatoetoe Family Doctors, whose staff are handing out free
hot chickens alongside every vaccine dose.

And up to a
dozen pop-up events are happening across the city, the
details of which are outlined below.

Air New Zealand
is also transforming one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets
into a vaccine clinic, offering the opportunity for 300
people to get vaccinated in business class. Those spots have
already been filled.

Northern Region Health
Coordination Centre (NRHCC) Programme Director Matt Hannant
is urging anyone who is still to get their first dose to
come along, as well as people who need their second dose.
Second doses can be given 21 days after the first
dose.

“It’s eight weeks to go until summer, so
we’re encouraging everyone to get their vaccinations this
weekend to help ensure you’re set to get out and about and
enjoy the summer.

“Come on down, grab a sausage or a
coffee, and bring along any whānau with you
too.

“Getting vaccinated is still the best way to
protect you and your whānau from COVID-19. With COVID-19
cases in the community, this weekend is a really important
time to be getting answers to your questions and getting
vaccinated.

“If you’re still feeling a bit unsure,
you can have a chat to one of our friendly medical staff who
will be on hand to answer questions at any of our community
vaccination centres.”

People can find their nearest
vaccination centre or pop-up event at vaccinateforauckland.nz

Here
is a guide of what to expect at some of our vaccination
sites across the city this Saturday.

Note, last
appointment at sites listed below is half an hour before
closing time.

Vaccination Centres

Site Location Hours Incentives
Birkenhead
Vaccination Centre
Highbury mall, next to Paper Plus
store, Birkenhead
8am – 8pm Spot prizes
donated by local businesses, big balloon display on entrance
to mall
Albany Vaccination
Centre
Oaklands Road, last building at the end of
Oaklands Road
8am – 830pm Coffee cart in the
morning, giving out chocolate fish to the vaccinated, Mr
Whippy truck visit, Summer theme, spot prizes, decorating
booths game
Orewa Vaccination
Centre
Orewa Service Centre, 50 Centreway,
Orewa
8am – 730pm Beach theme with staff
dressing up, live music
Henderson
Vaccination Centre
28-30 Catherine St,
Henderson
8am – 8pm Hangi, DJs,
entertainment, spot prizes
Westgate
Vaccination Centre
11 Westgate Drive,
Westgate
830am – 4pm Ice cream truck, ice
blocks, coffee cart, spot prizes, staff dressing up
island-theme
Mt Wellington Vaccination
Centre
95-105 Leonard Road, Mt
Wellington
830am – 6pm Sausage sizzle,
giveaways donated by local businesses
CBD
Vaccination Centre
35 Graham St 8am –
10pm
Rainbow inclusive decorations, sausage sizzle,
coffee cart, giveaways, DJ from
6-9pm
Tamaki Vaccination Centre 261
Morrin Road, St Johns
8am – 330pm Ice cream,
sausage sizzle, entertainment and summer
theme
Epsom Vaccination Centre 382
Manukau Road, Epsom
8am – 615pm Sausage
sizzle, ice cream, balloons for
kids
Airport Park and Ride drive-through
centre
42 Verissimo Drive, Auckland 8am –
6pm
Ice blocks, coffee
cart
Highbrook Vaccination
Centre
31 Highbrook Drive, East Tamaki 8am –
330pm
Sausage sizzle, DJ entertainment on entry,
coffee cart, ice cream, fish and chip truck, Christmas tree
with summer decorations
Otara Vaccination
Centre
MIT, 5 Otara Road, Otara 8am –
630pm
Sausage sizzles, kai packs, spot prizes and
free balloons for the kids
Manurewa
Vaccination Centre
81 Finlayson Ave, Clendon
Park
9am – 3pm Kai packs, coffee cart,
sausage sizzle, spot prizes
Pukekohe
Vaccination Centre
6 Roulston St,
Pukekohe
830am – 630pm Kai, sausage
sizzle
Takanini Vaccination
Centre
8 Great South Road, Takanini 830am –
4pm
Vaccine quiz with spot prizes, chocolate and
other treats
Papakura Marae 29
Hunua Road, Papakura
12pm – 8pm Come dressed
as a fairy, free give aways, sausage sizzles and ice
creams

Note,
the hours are subject to change so please check in on our
website for the latest:
https://immunisation.northernregion.health.nz

Vaccination
buses, vans (a snapshot)

Shot Cuzz the
bus
81 Finlayson Ave, Clendon Park 9am –
3pm
A mix of music, sausage sizzle, kai
packs and spot prizes across the
sites

Pukekohe Huakina
and

Tuuwatawata the bus

6 Roulston Street
Pukekohe
8.30am to 6.30pm
Ngati
Whatua Orakei bus (Shot Doy)
Onehunga High School,
24 Pleasant View Road, Onehunga
9am –
3pm
Latter Day Saints Church, run by Bader
Drive Medical
15 Robertson Road, Mangere 9am
– 6pm
Manurewa Stake Centre 2
Rowandale Ave, Manurewa
All
day
Komiti Tina & Tama’ita’l o
Samoa run by Pasefika Family Health
95 Browns Rd,
Manurewa
9am – 5pm
Southseas
bus
Otara carpark , 20 Newbury St,
Otara
830am – 5pm
Latter Day
Saints, Beach Haven, run by The Fono
4 Aeroview
Drive, Beach Haven
730am –
12pm
Eventfinder Stadium carpark, run by
The Fono
Silverfield Road, Wairau
Valley
1245pm –
330pm

Pop-up
events

Latter Day Saints, Beach Haven – run by The
Fono
4 Aeroview Drive, Beach Haven
7:30am –
12:00pm

Eventfinda Stadium Carpark – run by The
Fono
Silverfield Road, Wairau Valley
12:45pm –
3:30pm

Onehunga High School – run by Ngati Whatua
Orakei
24 Pleasant View, Onehunga
9:00am –
3:00pm

Langimalie Supervax Event – run by Tongan
Health Society
1 Fleming Street, Onehunga
Time
TBC

Countdown Head Office – Favona – run by Highbrook
staff (NRHCC)
80 Favona Road
10:00am –
3:00pm

Otara Carpark – run by Southseas
20
Newbury Street, Otara
8:30am – 5:00pm

Aorere
College – run by Turuki
2 Selfs Road, Papatoetoe
9am
– 3pm

Manurewa Stake Centre – run by NRHCC
2
Rowandale Ave, Manurewa
Time TBC

Komiti Tina &
Tama’ita’l o Samoa – run by Pasefika Family
Health
95 Browns Road, Manurewa (Netball
Courts)
9:00am – 5:00pm

Latter Day Saints Church
in Manurewa – run by Baderdrive Medical
15 Robertson
Road, Manurewa
Time
TBC

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