News and Notices

Walk-in and early-bird vaccination options

The free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination is available to anyone aged 12 or older, at your choice of venue, day and time.

Walk-in vaccinations are available at the three main vaccination clinics in Nelson, Richmond and Blenheim. No appointments needed and there are no queues! Bring family and friends with you and pop on a face mask before you come in. 

Nelson: 16 Paru Paru Rd (near the Trafalgar Centre)

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 7.45pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Richmond: 253 Queen St

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 7.30pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Blenheim: Unit 3, 19 Henry St

  • Monday to Saturday: 8.30am to 5pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Early-bird options in Nelson this month

Now that more people are back at work and school during Alert Level 2, we’re trialing ‘early-bird’ vaccination at the Nelson vaccination centre (16 Paru Paru Rd near the Trafalgar Centre). This option may appeal to shift workers also.

From 7am on:

  • Monday 27 September
  • Tuesday 28 September

Smaller clinics, GP & pharmacy options

If you’d prefer to get your vaccine at a smaller clinic, or closer to where you live or work, you could make an appointment at a GP clinic or pharmacy.

Booking online is easy. Go to Book My Vaccine to book now, change your appointment, book for someone else:

You could also make an appointment on the phone: 0800 28 29 26

  • the phoneline is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days
  • interpreters are available on the phone if you need them

Kaupapa Māori clinics

You could also get your vaccine at a kaupapa Māori clinic hosted by Te Piki Oranga. 

They are listed as Te Piki Oranga clinics in, or phone 0800 ORANGA (672 642). The Te Piki Oranga team can help with transport to and from clinics also.

For more information

Our main COVID-19 webpages feature information about health services at Alert Level 2, vaccination data, where to get a COVID-19 test and more.

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