Bria Ingram / Staff
In just one week, 20 percent of Marlborough’s population was vaccinated, with thousands passing through the Stadium 2000 clinic.
Marlborough is “far ahead of the rest of the country” in that three-quarters of Marlboroughs have been hit by Code 19.
Beth Tester, chief executive of the Marlboro Primary Health Organization, said he had managed to vaccinate 20% of Marlborough’s population just last week.
“It’s been an extraordinary effort by everyone and it’s great to see the community change,” said Tester.
On August 23, Marlborough Lions Stadium 2000 was turned into a vaccination center as efforts to vaccinate people across the country intensified as the delta continued to expand.
49 new cases came to light. Covid-19 Connected to Delta community expansion. Announced on Tuesday, the total number of cases was brought to 612. All 49 new cases were in Auckland, the lowest number in six days.
The tester said Marlborough has certainly done its job, and appreciates the “outstanding team and effort” of health professionals and those working at the vaccination center.
The numbers were dwindling now, and the tester said he would probably try to move back to Little Henry Street Clinic on Sunday.
“We’ve got a large part of the population, and we’re back to our booked numbers, not too many walks with them.
“We will continue in the stadium under level 3 to maintain the social distance, but once we are at level 2 we can safely return to Henry Street,” he said.
Marlborough went to Alert Level 3 from midnight on Tuesday. Expect to spend next week at level 3, possibly before falling to level 2.
According to figures released by the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board on Tuesday, 74% of Marlborough residents have received at least one dose of the Code 19 vaccine.
And 41% of people 12 and older received a second dose.
A total of 46,709 meals were delivered in Marlborough, and 14,391 more appointments have been booked so far, with health officials in the region happy with the response.
Nelson Marlborough Health General Manager of Strategy, Primary and Community Kathy Omley said last week’s plan was to administer 12,800 vaccines at all vaccination centers in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough.
“We are pleased to announce that the community has done a great job in prioritizing vaccination, and in the seven days from August 23 to 29 we have vaccinated 25,206 people – out of that number,” he said. Twice as much as we wanted. “
For those who are anxious to get a second job, six weeks between meals was still the recommended time, the tester said.
He said he had been accessing companies and businesses for some time, and had approached his staff for many essential services such as supermarkets and service stations to vaccinate them.
He added, “We’ve got everyone we can possibly get, but if there’s a company we’ve lost that wants us to go and get vaccinated, they just contact us.” need to.”
Vaccination was available from September 1 for everyone 12 years of age and older.
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