120 extra vaccination sites opening up for Super Saturday vaccine event

120 extra vaccination sites opening up for Super Saturday vaccine event

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The Ministry of Health says about 120 extra vaccination sites will be opening up for this weekend's Super Saturday event — October 16, the national day of action for vaccinations being administered in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The event encourages all New Zealanders eligible to get the jab to help fight back against the Covid-19 virus during the pandemic, and opens up the economy again if vaccination rates can surpass at least ninety percent.

Vaccines are one of the greatest tools used in the country and around the world to bring back a sense of normality of a pre-Covid world. They help reduce servere symptoms of the virus and free up hospital beds for those that need them most.

People are encouraged to support someone else they may know so they can get vaccinated as part of the nationwide Super Saturday event.

Most sites operating for this event will have extended opening hours, including holding events and offering prizes for those planning to roll up their sleeves.

A live Vaxathon will be streamed on Three, Māori Television, and on Hahana to encourage uptake of the vaccine.

Around the nation there's been 6,113,819 total doses administered. Out of this, 3,512,376 are first doses and 2,601,443 are second doses.

The Māori population is sitting at 361,310 first doses and 236,057 second doses administered.

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