20 August 2021

Canterbury DHB to pilot drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers in Christchurch Arena car park

Canterbury DHB is preparing to pilot a drive-thru vaccination clinic in the Christchurch Arena car park this weekend.  

Around 120 essential workers have been invited to be vaccinated as part of this weekend’s pilot.

Canterbury COVID-19 vaccination events lead, Dr Satish Mistry, says all drive-thru vaccinations are strictly by appointment only to allow the team to begin to focus on getting our essential workers vaccinated.

“There’s been a huge amount of planning to get a drive-thru clinic set up in such a short amount of time and I’d like to acknowledge the outstanding work of the staff involved.

“It’s fantastic that we’re now in a position to begin to offer protection to our essential workers who continue to do an amazing job on the frontline at all alert levels,” says Satish.

If successful, the drive-thru will open to more essential workers next week. Employers of essential workers are being provided with booking instructions and a booking code allowing their employees to book into the drive-thru event.

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