Get your COVID-19 Vaccination at an Accessible Event
Everyone aged 12 years and over can now book their COVID-19 vaccination.
For people with a disability, impairment or long-term health condition we want to make sure that getting your COVID-19 vaccination is easy and accessible.
COVID-19 vaccinations at Accessible Events are still happening during Alert Level 2, but there are some different rules to follow to make sure everyone is protected from Covid-19. It is important to follow these rules.
If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend your vaccination appointment or accessible event.
What are Accessible Events?
We have organised some vaccination days and times for people with disability, impairment or long-term health condition. These days and times are specifically set up to be relaxed, welcoming, easy and have extra support in place to be accessible.
Accessible Events will have:
- Longer appointment times
- More space to move around
- Information in large print and easy read
- Trained and friendly staff who are happy to talk with you and answer questions
We also have some more specific Accessible Events, including:
- Events with New Zealand Sign Language interpreters
- Events in low-sensory environments
You can get your vaccination at an Accessible Event if you:
- Have a disability, impairment or long-term health condition, and
- Are aged 12 or over
Your family, whānau and support workers are also welcome to get their vaccinations with you, but everyone will need separate bookings.
Families, whānau and support workers of children under 12 who have a disability, impairment or long term condition are also welcome to get vaccinated at Accessible Events. Children under 12 are welcome at the events – they just can’t receive the vaccination.
You can choose when and where to get your vaccination
If you are unable to come to an Accessible Event, you can book your vaccination appointments at a local vaccination centre or a participating GP or pharmacy. All of our vaccination centres are physically accessible, and our staff are working hard to make sure everyone has what they need to access their appointment and feel comfortable. Have a look at vaccination clinic options across Canterbury at our clinics page here vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz/covid-19-vaccination-clinics-canterbury-west-coast/
If you are unable to drive to your vaccination appointment, we have transport options information here.
At home vaccinations
COVID-19 vaccination home visits are available for people who experience significant barriers to getting vaccinated at existing clinics or events.
Some people will have needs that cannot be met at the existing vaccination sites. Some people do not normally leave their home. While there may be other reasons for home vaccinations, they usually relate to physical health and mobility, mental health, or dementia.
To request consideration for a home visit, phone 0800 CAN VAX (0800 226 829) or email CANVAX@cdhb.health.nz. A clinician will call you to determine if a home visit is right for you and if it is, to make an agreed plan for your vaccination.
More information can be found here COVID-19 vaccinations at home in Canterbury (150KB, PDF)
Book your vaccination appointment
If you want to get your vaccination at an Accessible Event, you will need to book an appointment. The schedule below explains how to do this.
When you book your vaccination appointment, you will need the following information:
- Your full name
- Your date of birth
- Your address
- Email and phone details
- Your NHI number – If you don’t know it that’s okay, we can look it up
- Which Accessible Event you want to come to – which day and which location
- If you are bringing other people (family, whānau, support workers) with you to get vaccinated at the same time, they will need to provide the same information.
Metro buses are currently free for those going to and from their vaccination appointments. All you need to do is show proof of your appointment email or text. Other transport options are detailed in this Transport options to get to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment pamphlet (140KB, PDF)
When and where are the Accessible Events and Locations?
Accessible event type
Available dates and times
How to book
Nurse Maude, 24 McDougall Avenue, Christchurch
Low sensory, calm, longer appointments
More events are planned for 2022
Longer appointments with NZSL interpreters
More events are planned for 2022
Drive-through vaccination, no booking needed
The drive-through will be open until 28 February:
- Weekdays: 1.30pm – 7.30pm
- Weekends: 11am – 5pm
Go to a pop-up vaccination event.
Some events accept drop-ins.