Adding Vaccination to the Grocery List

Pak'n Save, Wainoni

Two Christchurch supermarkets are giving shoppers the opportunity to get their COVID-19 vaccinations along with their pantry staples.

In a push to increase the city’s COVID-19 vaccination rates, Pak’n Save Wainoni and New World Ferry Rd have teamed up with Canterbury District Health Board’s vaccination team to host community clinics in their car parks over the next two weeks.

The team will be at Pak’n Save Wainoni between November 10 and 13 from 1pm to 7pm and at New World Ferry Rd on November 18 and 19 from 12pm to 6.30pm. The clinics will offer free kai and there will be prize draws for those who get their vaccinations.

Canterbury’s vaccination rate is sitting at 92.5 percent for first doses and 78.5 percent for second doses.

Canterbury’s CDHB Covid-19 response officer Helen Skinner said the health board was pleased to see more vaccination initiatives in the region that would go a long way to increasing protection levels in our community before summer.