COVID-19 vaccinations and testing over Christmas
Now that summer’s here, it’s important to be prepared and understand how COVID- 19 might affect your holiday.
Get up to date with your vaccinations, including any boosters before you head off on holiday.
Access to COVID-19 vaccinations will still be available at some locations on public holidays.
Unichem Bealey Ave – Open every day, including public holidays.
212 Bealey Ave, Christchurch
Life Pharmacy the Palms – Open every day, excluding 25 December
The Palms Shopping Centre, Marshlands Road, Shirley, Christchurch
Whanau Ora Community clinic Te Waipounamu – Open every day, excluding 25 December
250 Pages Road, Wainoni, Christchurch
Check the opening hours of your nearest medical centre or pharmacy offering vaccinations
Get ready now and make sure you have enough RATs to test everyone in your whānau over the holidays if you need to.
These can be ordered on https://requestrats.covid19.health.nz and picked up from a collection site.
Whether your test is positive or negative, you should report the results of your RAT. Find out how to report your test results here: https://covid19.govt.nz/testing-and-isolation/covid-19-testing/report-your-rat-with-my-covid-record/
Orchard Road COVID-19 Testing Centre and the Whānau Ora COVID-19 Testing Centre at Ngā Hau e Whā Marae on Pages Road are now closed.
RAT tests are the preferred means of testing. You can get a PCR test from your local healthcare provider if you meet the guidelines set out in the Ministry of Health’s testing strategy.