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Near the milestone of 300,000 vaccinated residents.

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, 275,875 vaccines had been delivered to Waiko residents.

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As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, 275,875 vaccines had been delivered to Waiko residents.

Waiko is approaching its regional vaccination target, with 275,875 residents receiving the vaccine.

As of Monday, 6,850 vaccinations had been delivered in Waikiki, marking a significant milestone of 300,000 vaccinations.

As Vykto drops to Alert Level 3 from Wednesday, everyone over the age of 12 will be able to book a vaccination appointment. This will only be done by appointment.

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Auckland Mayor Phil Goff believes Aucklanders should have a higher priority for vaccinations than other New Zealanders because of the high risk of transmission in the region.

On Monday, 159 Covid 19 tests were performed at the Hamilton Founders Testing Center.

In the vast Vykto DHB region, 389 tests were performed by the Vykto DHB Lab.

Changes to Virtual DHB Services

The Alert Level 3 protocol for Vyakto DHB hospitals and services will remain in place until further notice. There is no change in visitor policy for Waikato Hospital and Rural Hospitals.

As with Alert Level 4, all non-emergency outpatient appointments and selection procedures at Alert Level 3 will be postponed until further notice. The DHB will contact the victims directly.

Plans will be made to re-book all affected people when it is safe to do so. Those with questions or concerns are asked to speak at the clinic.

Dialysis appointments for kidney patients will continue, but patients must cover their faces or wear masks.

DHB is reminding people to use ED only for emergencies.

Kelly Hoodle / Staff / Wicato Times.

DHB is reminding people to use ED only for emergencies.

Patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy will continue to do so as planned at Alert Level 3.

The emergency department will remain open, however, and the DHB has been urged to use it only for emergencies. There may be a support person with patients in the emergency department at Alert Level 3.

Maternity services are open 7 hours a week in the Women’s Assessment Unit or Delivery Suite or Maternity Clinic for all necessary maternity care.

All immediate / acute and emergency surgeries and procedures will continue.

The distribution of food on wheels will continue, but there may be some delays due to the availability of a driver. Food delivery will be ‘contact equipped’ in which drivers will wear PPE and follow strict hand hygiene protocols.

People with Level 3 appointments, please call your general practice team for advice on whether your consultation can be done by phone, video or in person. All general exercises are open.

Community pharmacies are essential health services and will remain open for prescription and over-the-counter medications. Please do not visit if you are sick. Always wear a mask and follow physical distance.

The hospital will continue to provide radiology services to medically urgent and timely patients. All other radiology appointments at Vyakto DHB facilities – except for those requiring intensive care – have been postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

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