More than 21,600 people have received their free Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough region since vaccination started on 1 March 2021.
This puts Nelson Marlborough Health and our primary care and Māori health partners ahead of target. We are currently achieving 146% of target as reported on the Ministry of Health website.
In May and June vaccination is being offered to people in Groups 2 and 3. Find out which group you are in.
There are approximately 50,000 people in Group 3. We will extend the invitation to all Group 3 members between now and July. This means that not everyone in Group 3 will be offered the vaccine at the same time, or at the same time as people you know – eg neighbours or colleagues.
If you are in Group 3 or 4, you do not need to do anything yet. We'll let you know when it's your turn. You'll most likely be contacted by phone or text and given details about how to make an appointment. It's important to know that if you don't get vaccinated at the same time as the rest of your group, it's not too late. You can still get your free vaccine later.
There is enough vaccine for everyone in New Zealand to receive two free doses.