No vaccination centre at rescue helicopter hangar anymore

16 Nov 2021

No vaccination centre at rescue helicopter hangar anymore

The Covid-19 vaccination centre operated by Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki at the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust’s hangar has relocated to Te Korowai’s clinic in Coghill Street, Whitianga (pictured),
where members of the public will still be able to receive a first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Stephensons Unichem Pharmacy and Mercury Bay Medical Centre are continuing to operate their vaccination centres. “We want to thank the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust and their volunteers, and everyone who came out to get vaccinated at the hangar,” says Kath Makiri, Te Korowai’s Service Development Coordinator. “We’ve opened our centre at the hangar on 16 August this year and administered a total of 3,366 doses of the vaccine, 1,634 first doses and 1,732 second doses.”
According to the Ministry of Health, as at Wednesday last week, 85 percent of the eligible population in Whitianga had received one dose of the vaccine while 77 percent were fully vaccinated.
In Mercury Bay North (from north of Wharekaho to Whangapoua and Opito Bay, including Matarangi and Kuaotunu), 80 percent of the eligible population had received one shot and 71 percent were
double vaxxed. Eighty-four percent of the eligible population had received one dose of the vaccine in Ferry Landing and Cooks Beach and 79 percent were fully vaccinated. In the rest of the Mercury Bay
South area (Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Whenuakite and Coroglen), 83 percent of the eligible population had received one jab and 72 percent had received two shots.
In Tairua, the percentage of the eligible population with one shot stood at 84, while 76 percent were double vaccinated. Eighty percent of the eligible population in Coromandel Town had one jab and 71
percent were fully vaxxed.