From Friday, 1 October, NRHCC is offering a free taxi service to and from a COVID-19 vaccination centre or drive-through for people having their first dose who don’t drive or don’t have access to other forms of transport.
People can register by calling the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 28 29 26 or emailing NRHCCVAXENQUIRIES@adhb.govt.nz.
The new service is run in partnership with Auckland’s Co-op (Blue Bubble) Taxis.
We are hoping to extend this service to GP and pharmacy providers once we have a better understanding of demand.
And if people are unable to leave their home and need either their first or second COVID-19 vaccination they should call 0800 28 29 26 or email NRHCCVAXENQUIRIES@adhb.govt.nz to register their details.
NRHCC will then be in contact to organise an in-home vaccination.
Fanau Ola Nurse Case Manager, Peisi Ah Chong is encouraging all families to get vaccinated.
“The vaccine is our best shot at a virus that is literally taking the world by storm.
“It not only protects us but those vulnerable people who can’t get the vaccine.
“I know it can be a little scary, but rest assured there are a lot of us that have already been vaccinated and we’re good.