Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Don't wait. Vaccinate.

If you are due your first, second or booster vaccine there are lots of ways you can get this done.

  • Get your first COVID-19 vaccination before 5 December and you could win one of 10 sensational prizes!
  • Booster vaccines are now available to anyone aged 18+ who has had their second vaccine six months ago. You can check your vaccination record by signing up for a My Health Account online or by phoning 0800 222 478

There are many ways to get your free vaccine

Nelson Vaccination Centre: 16 Paru Paru Rd 

  • walk-ins (no appointment needed)
  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 5.30pm 
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Richmond Vaccination Centre: 253 Queen St

  • walk-ins (no appointment needed)
  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm 
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Blenheim Vaccination Centre: Unit 3, 19 Henry St

  • walk-ins (no appointment needed)
  • Monday to Saturday: 8.30am to 5pm

Pop-up (mobile) clinics and clinics in other regions

At a pharmacy or GP clinic (medical centre)

  • find the closest one to you, and make an appointment on
  • pharmacies are offering walk-in appointments also

Kaupapa Māori clinics

First dose prize draw details

We want you to have an unstoppable summer and we want our tourism businesses to be unstoppable too. So we are offering amazing prizes to help us move safely into the new COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system) that will give us greater protection, more freedom and less disruption. 

You could win:

  • a SKYwire experience for two at Cable Bay Adventure Park
  • a scenic flight for two over the Abel Tasman with Adventure Flights Golden Bay
  •  a night's accommodation and breakfast for two with Abel Tasman Accommodation
  • a quad bike tour for two at Cable Bay Adventure Park
  • a kayak tour for two with R&R Kayaks in the Abel Tasman National Park
  • a cruise and walk package for two with Wilsons Abel Tasman
  • a swim-with-the-dolphins adventure for two with E-Ko Tours in the Queen Charlotte Sounds
  • a joy flight for two in a Boeing Stearman vintage biplane from Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
  • a $250 voucher for Lochmara Lodge (transfer, food, activities or accommodation) in the Marlborough Sounds
  • a 16,500 ft tandem skydive for one with Skydive Abel Tasman

All you need to do is to get your first COVID-19 vaccine between 1 November and 5 December and you will automatically go into the draw to win one of these prizes. The details of the draw on on this page.

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