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Bay of Plenty Vaccination Programme

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To view the full Bay of Plenty vaccination programme visit:
vaccinations.bopdhb.health.nz

Bay of Plenty DHB is making progress with COVID-19 vaccinations within the Bay of Plenty rohe. 

Vaccinations at our border commenced in March 2021. We have been vaccinating those living and working in high risk areas, such as our Frontline Healthcare Workers, and those living and working in Aged Residential Care Facilities. This includes Māori and Pacific kaumātua and their whānau.  We are also currently taking bookings from anyone aged over 65 years, whānau hauā (people with disabilities) and those with underlying health conditions living in Western Bay of Plenty (Waihi to Otamarākau).

We are also progressing to vaccinating the whole population.

To view the full Bay of Plenty vaccination programme visit: vaccinations.bopdhb.health.nz

For more information about the sequencing of roll out Groups. (covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19- vaccines/our-covid-19-vaccine-rollout) 

TO MAKE A BOOKING PLEASE CALL

Please provide staff with your name, contact phone,
date of birth and National Health Index (NHI) number, if known.

The vaccine being used is the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (sometimes also referred to as Comirnaty). 

Please note that being immunised does not mean you stop practicing COVID-19 health measures such as staying home if you are sick, washing or sanitising hands, wearing a mask on public transport, covering coughs and sneezes, using the COVID tracer app and Bluetooth, wiping down commonly used surfaces, and getting a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Please visit the COVID-19 website (covid19.bopdhb.govt.nz) for up to date nationwide information. 

vaccination
The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe

The vaccine you are getting is called the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The vaccine has a great safety record. 

The Pfizer vaccine is different to most traditional vaccines because it is a ‘messenger RNA’ vaccine (mRNA). These vaccines don’t use virus cells at all – instead they contain a piece of RNA code that teaches your body to recognise the virus. This means your body is ready to respond straight away if you get sick. 

We know this vaccine is safe because it has gone through months of clinical testing with more than 40,000 people. Since then, millions of people around the world of all different ages, gender and ethnicities have received the vaccine with great results. From these studies, we know that the vaccine has a good safety record. 

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will not give you COVID-19. There is no possibility it could affect your DNA/genes. The chance of you having a severe allergic reaction is very rare, but if you do our vaccinators have been trained to respond immediately and know exactly what to do. 

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was given MedSafe approval on 10 February for people 16 years or older. Two doses are needed, with at least 21 days between each dose. It’s very important to get the second dose to provide the best protection against catching the virus. 

The best way to protect you, your kaumātua and whānau is to get vaccinated. 

health.govt.nz for information on the vaccine. 

To view the full Bay of Plenty vaccination programme visit: vaccinations.bopdhb.health.nz

Whaea Hug
Calendar
Who will get a vaccination and when?

Over time, everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand, who is 16 years and older will have access to the vaccine. The aim is to protect as many people as possible during the year. 

The groups below show the order of priority, determined by the MoH, in which people across New Zealand will be immunised to ensure the right people are immunised at the right time. 

The dates for BOP DHB may change depending on progress – we will regularly update this information. 

For more details visit covid19.govt.nz

To view the full Bay of Plenty vaccination programme visit: vaccinations.bopdhb.health.nz

Immunisation
What happens at your vaccination appointment?

When it is your turn to be immunised we will let you know and tell you how to make an appointment. 

A healthcare worker will do a health check with you prior to vaccination and give you some standard information. 

You will have time to ask any questions. 

When you are happy, you will be asked to sign the consent form. You will only be vaccinated if you agree. 

Then the healthcare worker will inject the vaccine into your upper arm. You’ll need to stay for 20 minutes after to check that you’re ok and they may ask you about side effects. 

Once the healthcare worker says you’re fine, you can leave and carry on with your day. 

You will be given an appointment time and asked to get your second dose of the vaccine three weeks later. A longer wait is okay, but you get much better protection against COVID-19 after receiving two doses of the vaccine. 

Visit covid19.govt.nz for more information on what to do if you have a specific condition.

To view the full Bay of Plenty vaccination programme visit: vaccinations.bopdhb.health.nz

vaccine
Protect whānau from covid 19
Vaccine Team
Our COVID-19 vaccination programme team

Bay of Plenty DHB has set up a COVID-19 vaccination programme team to deliver the vaccine. 

This is a team that has been brought together for this specific programme and in collaboration with iwi. It includes a clinical nurse manager as well as a number of experienced nurses. 

The team is working together with staff from a range of DHB departments as well as the Medical Officers of Health to ensure the smooth roll out of the programme. 

Bay of Plenty DHB is also working with iwi Māori and Māori heath providers to prioritise Māori and ensure the programme is delivered in a way that best serves our Māori community. 

More information about vaccines is on the Unite against COVID website here covid19.govt.nz

For more information about the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 roll out plan covid19.govt.nz

To view the full Bay of Plenty vaccination programme visit: vaccinations.bopdhb.health.nz

To view the full Bay of Plenty vaccination programme visit:
vaccinations.bopdhb.health.nz

Bay of Plenty DHB is making progress with COVID-19 vaccinations within the Bay of Plenty rohe. 

Vaccinations at our border commenced in March 2021. We have been vaccinating those living and working in high risk areas, such as our Frontline Healthcare Workers, and those living and working in Aged Residential Care Facilities. This includes Māori and Pacific kaumātua and their whānau. We are also currently taking bookings from anyone aged over 65 years, whānau hauā (people with disabilities) and those with underlying health conditions living in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

We are also progressing to vaccinating the whole population.

To view the full Bay of Plenty vaccination programme visit: vaccinations.bopdhb.health.nz

For more information about the sequencing of roll out Groups. (covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19- vaccines/our-covid-19-vaccine-rollout) 

TO MAKE A BOOKING PLEASE CALL

Please provide staff with your name, contact phone,
date of birth and National Health Index (NHI) number, if known.

The vaccine being used is the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (sometimes also referred to as Comirnaty). 

Please note that being immunised does not mean you stop practicing COVID-19 health measures such as staying home if you are sick, washing or sanitising hands, wearing a mask on public transport, covering coughs and sneezes, using the COVID tracer app and Bluetooth, wiping down commonly used surfaces, and getting a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Please visit the COVID-19 website (covid19.bopdhb.govt.nz) for up to date nationwide information. 

vaccination
The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe

The vaccine you are getting is called the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The vaccine has a great safety record. 

The Pfizer vaccine is different to most traditional vaccines because it is a ‘messenger RNA’ vaccine (mRNA). These vaccines don’t use virus cells at all – instead they contain a piece of RNA code that teaches your body to recognise the virus. This means your body is ready to respond straight away if you get sick. 

We know this vaccine is safe because it has gone through months of clinical testing with more than 40,000 people. Since then, millions of people around the world of all different ages, gender and ethnicities have received the vaccine with great results. From these studies, we know that the vaccine has a good safety record. 

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will not give you COVID-19. There is no possibility it could affect your DNA/genes. The chance of you having a severe allergic reaction is very rare, but if you do our vaccinators have been trained to respond immediately and know exactly what to do. 

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was given MedSafe approval on 10 February for people 16 years or older. Two doses are needed, with at least 21 days between each dose. It’s very important to get the second dose to provide the best protection against catching the virus. 

The best way to protect you, your kaumātua and whānau is to get vaccinated. 

health.govt.nz for information on the vaccine. 

To view the full Bay of Plenty vaccination programme visit: vaccinations.bopdhb.health.nz

Whaea Hug
Calendar
Who will get a vaccination and when?

Over time, everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand, who is 16 years and older will have access to the vaccine. The aim is to protect as many people as possible during the year. 

The groups below show the order of priority, determined by the MoH, in which people across New Zealand will be immunised to ensure the right people are immunised at the right time. 

The dates for BOP DHB may change depending on progress – we will regularly update this information. 

For more details visit covid19.govt.nz

To view the full Bay of Plenty vaccination programme visit: vaccinations.bopdhb.health.nz

Immunisation
What happens at your vaccination appointment?

When it is your turn to be immunised we will let you know and tell you how to make an appointment. 

A healthcare worker will do a health check with you prior to vaccination and give you some standard information. 

You will have time to ask any questions. 

When you are happy, you will be asked to sign the consent form. You will only be vaccinated if you agree. 

Then the healthcare worker will inject the vaccine into your upper arm. You’ll need to stay for 20 minutes after to check that you’re ok and they may ask you about side effects. 

Once the healthcare worker says you’re fine, you can leave and carry on with your day. 

You will be given an appointment time and asked to get your second dose of the vaccine three weeks later. A longer wait is okay, but you get much better protection against COVID-19 after receiving two doses of the vaccine. 

Visit covid19.govt.nz for more information on what to do if you have a specific condition.

To view the full Bay of Plenty vaccination programme visit: vaccinations.bopdhb.health.nz

vaccine
Protect whānau from covid 19
Vaccine Team
Our COVID-19 vaccination programme team

Bay of Plenty DHB has set up a COVID-19 vaccination programme team to deliver the vaccine. 

This is a team that has been brought together for this specific programme and in collaboration with iwi. It includes a clinical nurse manager as well as a number of experienced nurses. 

The team is working together with staff from a range of DHB departments as well as the Medical Officers of Health to ensure the smooth roll out of the programme. 

Bay of Plenty DHB is also working with iwi Māori and Māori heath providers to prioritise Māori and ensure the programme is delivered in a way that best serves our Māori community. 

More information about vaccines is on the Unite against COVID website here covid19.govt.nz

For more information about the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 roll out plan covid19.govt.nz

To view the full Bay of Plenty vaccination programme visit: vaccinations.bopdhb.health.nz

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