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We are bringing vaccinations, to you.

The COVID-19 Vaccine is available to all whānau, aged 12 and over, with vaccinations soon to be available for tamariki too.

Our mobile vaccination team is currently visiting locations throughout Mataatua including marae, workplaces, and other groups like sports clubs and community groups.

We are also available to bring vaccinations to your home.

Book today on:

Phone: 0800 628 228

Text: 021 0276 6126

Visit: 90 King Street

Email: mobile.health@tpoom.co.nz

Click here for Pfizer Vaccine FAQ's
Click here for Consent Forms

We are proud to be a part of the COVID-19 and MMR vaccination programmes for Mataatua, and are relying on all whānau to step up to keep our rohe safe.

It's especially important for Māori communities to choose to be vaccinated as many of our people are more vulnerable if they catch a virus.

All whānau vaccinated between November 8, 2021 and February 21, 2022 are also in the draw to win a 2021 Great Wall Cannon Ute.

Mobile COVID-19 Locations this week:

Monday January 17:

Tāneatua Fire Station: 11am-4pm
41 Tuhoe Street, Tāneatua 3123

Tuesday January 18:

45 Pine, Murupara: 10am-3pm
45 Pine Drive, Murupara 3025

Thornton Beach: 10am-2pm
163 Thornton Beach Road, Thornton 3194

Wednesday January 19:

Boon Street, Whakatāne: 12pm-6pm
26 Boon Street, Whakatāne 3120

Matatā Rugby Club: 12pm-6pm
12 Division Street, Matatā 3194

Thursday January 20:

Manuka Lane, Murupara: 10am-3pm
Manuka Lane, Murupara 3025 

Wairaka Centennial Wharf: 10am-3pm

Friday January 21:

Boon St, Whakatāne: 10am-3pm
26 Boon Street, Whakatāne 3120

Ōpōtiki Wharf: 10am-3pm
16 Wharf Street, Ōpōtiki 3122 

Saturday January 22:

Matata Rugby Club: 10am-2pm
12 Division Street, Matatā 3194

Sunday January 23:
CLOSED



Monday January 24:

Te Teko Pavillion, Eivers Carpark: 12pm-4pm
72 State Highway 30 Te Teko, Te Teko 3192

Tuesday January 25:

45 Pine Drive, Murupara: 10am-3pm
45 Pine Drive, Murupara 3025 

Pak’n’Save Whakatāne: 10am-3pm
King Street, Kopeopeo, Whakatane 3120

Wednesday January 26:

Pak’nSave: Whakatāne: 10am-3pm
King Street, Kopeopeo, Whakatane 3120

Mahy Reserve Ōhope: 10am-3pm
13 Pohutukawa Avenue, Ohakana Island 3121

Thursday January 27:

Manuka Lane, Murupara: 10am-3pm
Manuka Lane, Murupara 3025 

Boon Street, Whakatāne: 10am-3pm
26 Boon Street, Whakatāne 3120  

Friday January 28:

Boon Street, Whakatāne: 10am-3pm
26 Boon Street, Whakatāne 3120 

Saturday January 29:

Lake Aniwhenua: 10am-2pm
Bay of Plenty 3079

Sunday January 30:

CLOSED

Monday January 31:

CLOSED

We can deliver COVID-19, MMR and Flu Vaccines to your community

Contact us now to register your interest in getting your immunisations up to date.

We can offer your community vaccinations for:


COVID-19: Two doses, three weeks apart.
MMR: Measles, Mumps and Rubella - many adults aren't fully vaccinated for these.
Flu:  Avoid that nasty winter flu and keep kaumātua safe from nasty bugs.

Why it's so important for Māori to get vaccinated

We know that our community is especially vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19. Half of the people who have been admitted to intensive care for COVID-19 in New Zealand have been Māori.

Infectious diseases such as gonorrhoea, syphilis, measles, influenza, typhoid, dysentery and tuberculosis have historically decimated Māori populations. The 1918 Spanish flu mortality rates for Māori were over 7.3 times higher than for Pākehā - with many in our community telling stories of the mass graves and trauma. Swine flu mortality rates for Māori were 2.6 times more than Pākehā, and the outcomes for other diseases are similarly disproportionate.
To protect our whānau, our hapū, our iwi, it is vital that we get priority access to vaccines that protect our people from another tragedy. Te Puna Ora o Mataatua will be travelling across the rural Eastern Bay to make sure this is accessible.

Sources: Lange, Buck, Hanham, Wilson et al, Neumann et al (2009), MOH 2021

What is the COVID-19 vaccine?

There are four vaccines available, however we currently have the Pfizer vaccine. You need two doses for this vaccine to reach maximum efficiency.

How does the Pfizer vaccine work?

The vaccine triggers your immune system to create antibodies that can fight the COVID-19 virus in case you’re exposed. You can’t get the virus from the vaccine. You need two doses, at least 21 days apart, injected into your upper arm. Once you’ve had two doses, the vaccine is 95% effective from 1 week after your 2nd dose.

See below or find out more about how this vaccine works here (thanks to Siouxsie Wiles and @xtotl). There's also a great video here by ASAP Science.

How does the vaccine get approved?

In addition to rigorous testing before launch, and passing each country’s individual assessment, all vaccines coming into NZ have to be approved by NZ’s
Medsafe authority. The COVID-19 vaccine also has to get passed through the COVID-19 Vaccine advisory group. Rigorous testing and millions of immunisations worldwide have shown the vaccine’s safety.

How was the vaccine developed so quickly?

We have never before had so much collaboration across the world, or resources and funding been put into the development and testing of a vaccine. There have been no shortcuts. Because the studies are short term, under 16s and other groups may not be offered the vaccine.

What are the risks and side effects of the vaccine?

Approximately one in 200,000 people have had an allergic reaction to the vaccine - this can be easily managed and staff on hand will be prepared to treat this immediately. Flu-like symptoms after receiving the virus are normal. Find out more here.

What are the risks of COVID-19?

The risk of death from Covid is the biggest and most devastating outcome. However, there are a lot of other effects that you may not be aware of. Ten to fifteen percent of cases progress to severe disease, 5% become critically ill, and many have “long covid” with complications for weeks, months or longer. Even in healthy 18-34 year olds, 1 in 5 people experienced prolonged symptoms.

Body systems and organs that can be affected:

Heart: Damage to heart muscle, heart failure
Lungs
: Damage to lung tissue and restrictive lung failure
Brain and the nervous system:
Pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke; Cognitive impairment
Mental health:
Anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep disturbance

Musculoskeletal and others: Pain in joints and muscles, Fatigue

Source: World Health Organisation

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