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Last modified: 24 Sep 2021 3:27pm

Anyone wanting their COVID-19 vaccination will be able to drop-in at three clinics in Selwyn on 29 September to 1 October.

The three community pop-up events organised by the Canterbury District Health Board and the Council will take place at:

* 12pm – 6pm Wednesday 29 September, Rolleston Community Centre

* 12pm – 6pm Thursday 30 September, Rolleston Community Centre

* 9:30am – 2pm Friday 1 October, Lincoln Event Centre

No appointment is needed to attend, but if someone attends who has an existing vaccine appointment, they are asked to cancel that so it becomes available to other people. The DHB will have staff on hand to assist with this if people would like to do this on the spot.

Mayor Sam Broughton says the council is thrilled to have been part of getting these events to Selwyn by providing venues.

“We wanted to do our part in keeping help keep Waikirikiri Selwyn safe by providing council venues for the drop-ins. The best way we can all play our part in keeping Selwyn safe is by getting vaccinated. I encourage everybody that can to make the most of this opportunity and get their vaccination done locally and with the convenience of not having to book,” says Sam.

Canterbury’s Acting Senior Responsible Officer for the COVID-19 response, Ralph La Salle is encouraging people in the Selwyn District to make use of this opportunity.

“These drop-in events provide a local, comfortable and familiar environment for people to get vaccinated in the communities they live in.

“Everyone is welcome – bring a friend or the whole whānau and get yourselves protected from COVID-19 before the school holidays begin at the end of next week. Rangatahi must be twelve or older to receive a vaccination.

These drop-in events aim to make vaccinations more accessible and increase protection levels for our communities. People are also able to receive their second dose vaccinations at these clinics.”

DHB figures show approximately 70% of Canterbury’s eligible population has received a first dose vaccination.

Vaccinations continue to remain free and available across the Canterbury region to everyone aged 12 and over.