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Super Saturday: Don't wait, vaccinate!

It has never been more urgent to get New Zealand vaccinated

Summer is just 8 weeks away and we need everyone to book their first vaccine appointment now so they can get 2 doses and enjoy everything a classic Kiwi summer has to offer.

The more of us are fully vaccinated, the more protection we will have against COVID-19, and the more freedom this gives us. That is why we are asking you to support our national day of action on Saturday 16 October — Super Saturday.

If you have not been vaccinated yet, vaccine clinics will be open all over the country, all day and into the evening. We have pop-ups, drive-throughs and more. Super Saturday events on 16 October are listed below and if you are looking for other ways to get vaccinated, here they are.


Westwood Business Park (Springlands), near KMart and Pak 'n Save 

  • 9am to 4pm
  • food trucks, coffee cart, sausage sizzle and ice creams
  • spot prizes

Redwoodtown School

  • 9am to 3pm
  • free kai


  • Community Care Pharmacy: 10am to 7.30pm
  • John Poswillo Pharmacy: 9.15am to 5.15pm
  • Unichem Redwoodtown Pharmacy: 9am to 6pm
  • Unichem Springlands: 12pm to 6pm
  • Wairau Pharmacy: 10am to 2pm


Picton Healthcare Pharmacy

  • 10am to 7.30pm


Murchison Health Centre

  • 11am to 2pm
  • free coffee vouchers

Golden Bay

Golden Bay Pharmacy (Takaka)

  • 9am to 6pm


Mitre 10 Motueka

  • 10am to 2pm
  • free BBQ food and coffee vouchers
  • free Motueka Creamery Ice Cream


  • Bay Pharmacy (Motueka): 9am to 7.30pm
  • Unichem Motueka: 9am to 7.30pm



  • McGlashen Pharmacy: 10am to 6pm
  • Queen St Pharmacy: 12pm to 2.30pm


Nelson Intermediate School

  • 11am to 3pm
  • whānau day
  • vaccination information and kōrero, and other health information
  • free BBQ
  • bouncy castle, stalls and other activities
  • go in the draw to win a signed Mako jersey
  • giveaways and prizes

Tahunanui Community Hub, 55-61 Muritai St, Tahunanui

  • 11am to 6pm
  • free coffee and kai
  • food parcels for whānau
  • go into the draw (raffle) to win a prize pack
  • activities for tamariki

Nelson Speedway, 105/123 Lansdowne Road, Richmond

  • 5pm to 8pm 
  • get a Speedway entry voucher when you get your vaccine there 

GPs and pharmacies

  • Stoke Medical Centre: 8.30am to 5pm (with free coffee and BBQ food)
  • Hauora Health Centre (Collingwood St): 9am to 4pm
  • Toi Toi Medical Centre (Natalie St): 10am to 4pm
  • Hardy St Pharmacy: 10am to 1pm
  • Life Pharmacy Prices: 11am to 7pm

Extended hours at our main vaccination centres for Saturday

  • Blenheim Vaccination Centre (Unit 3, 19 Henry St): 8am to 8pm
  • Nelson Vaccination Centre (16 Paru Paru Rd): 9am to 8pm
  • Richmond Vaccination Centre (253 Queen St): 9am to 8pm


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