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Great opportunities for Aucklanders to get vaccinated this weekend.

Amid bookings for the second dose of the country’s first large-scale vaccination event, vaccination centers in Auckland were reopened today.

People are waiting for their turn at the Vaccination Center by drive at Trust Arena, Auckland.

People are waiting for their turn at the Vaccination Center by drive at Trust Arena, Auckland.
Image: RNZ / Nick Monroe

About 15,500 people who received their first Pfizer shot at the Vodafone Events Center in Manukau in late July are now coming for another vaccine, but vaccination centers say they have more room.

People booking their second meal are invited to choose between Trust Arena Carpark in Henderson and Airport Park N Fly in Manjere – and be present today, tomorrow or Sunday, at the time of their first appointment.

Matt Hunant, head of the Northern Region Health Coordination Center’s vaccination program, said both sites were working as drives, although there had been vaccination sites since last month, and staff were equipped to add.

“We have more people working in the cold chain, more vaccinators and more people who greet people and take care of them as they drive around the center,” he said.

Although some people at the Manukau event had already booked their second meal elsewhere, Hunant expected about 9,000 people to accept the offer.

As of 1 p.m. today, he said, 670 people have received a vaccine in the field, and more than 1,800 have turned to the airport park and fly – where more people can come for the first or second meal. Was present Said.

“Actually, we think we might be able to do more with this site. The site is designed to do more than 4,000 jobs. So I think one of the key messages from us is that if you If you haven’t had your first meal, come down to the drive. We’ll be glad to see you there, “he said.

“The team is working well and we are going through people well and quickly.”

The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga in Fiona is also in its second day of a three-day large-scale vaccination event for Auckland’s Tongan community.

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Image: RNZ / Mariner Fagaiava-Muller

The goal was to vaccinate 600 people a day, but that goal has been broken, according to Pacquiao Response Team Chair Pacquiao Manseva.

In all, 811 people came and 500 were vaccinated in just the first three hours.

“Stable cars keep coming all the time. So it’s really, really good. You can just – you don’t need a reservation at all. We’re just trying to make it easier and simpler.” “Our community,” he said.

Meanwhile, the country’s vaccine stock is now getting up on land in Auckland with 250,000 doses from Spain.

The health ministry said it would check the quality at the National Vaccine Center in Auckland, then distribute it nationwide.

Some front-line vaccinators wanted all bonus food to go to Aucklanders, but Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson said it was not needed.

“Right now, it’s not a problem today if people in Auckland want to get vaccinated. There will be a lot of opportunities for people to go out and get vaccinated this weekend. There are places for people to go out and get vaccinated. For, “he said.

“It’s not about the shortage in Auckland. We now have the vaccines to keep up the pace and that’s what we intend to do.”

The health ministry is hoping to get additional doses from another country and expects to announce details next week.

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