Get your COVID-19 Vaccination at an Accessible Event!
Everyone who has a disability, impairment or long term health condition can now book an appointment to get their COVID-19 Vaccination. We want to make sure that getting your COVID-19 vaccination is easy and accessible!
COVID-19 vaccinations at Accessible Events are still happening during Alert Level 2 Delta, but there are some different rules to follow to make sure everyone is protected from Covid-19.
If you are attending an Accessible Vaccination Event
You may get a text message, email, or call to let you know about the Alert level 2 Delta rules at Accessible Vaccination Events. It is important to follow these rules. If the Alert Level 2 Delta rules make it difficult for you to attend or get your vaccination safely, let us know and we can change your appointment.
If you are feeling sick, please do not come to an Accessible event. Contact us as soon as possible to cancel your appointment and book a different time.
You can still book an appointment to get your vaccination at an Accessible Event.
What are Accessible Events?
We have organised some vaccination days and times for anyone who has a disability, impairment or long term health condition.These days and times are specifically set up to be extra accessible, welcoming,relaxed and easy.
Accessible Events will have:
- Longer appointment times
- More space to move around
- Information in large print, Easy Read and NZSL
- Friendly staff who are happy to talk with you and answer questions
We also have some more specific Accessible Events, including:
- Events with NZSL interpreters
- Low-sensory environments
If you want to come to an Accessible Event and you have any other specific access requirements, please let us know what you need when you book!
You can get your vaccination at an Accessible Event if you:
- Have a disability, impairment or long term health condition, and
- Are aged 12 or over
Your family, whānau and support workers are also welcome to come and get their vaccinations with you. Families, whānau and support workers of children under 16 who have a disability, impairment or long term condition are also welcome to get vaccinated at Accessible Events. Children under 12 are welcome at the events – they just can’t receive the vaccination.
Book your vaccination appointment
If you want to get your vaccination at an Accessible Event, you will need to book an appointment. You can contact us by email, text or phone. Your call, text or email will be answered by someone who knows information about the COVID-19 Vaccination and the Accessible Events.
Call: 0800829935 Text only: 027 281 5017
The call centre is operating 7am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday
What if I have already been invited?
If you have already received an invitation (text, call or email) to book your vaccination, you can still choose to get it at an Accessible Event. Call, text or email us and we will arrange your booking.If you have a disability, impairment or long term health condition but have not received an invitation yet, you can call, text or email us to book into an Accessible Event.
You can choose when and where you get your vaccination
If you do not want to come to an Accessible Event, you can book your vaccination appointments at a local vaccination centre or your GP. All of our vaccination centres are physically accessible, and our staff are working hard to make sure everyone has what they need to access their appointment and feel comfortable. Let them know what you need when you book!
Information we need when you book your vaccination appointment:
When you book your vaccination appointment, we will ask you for this information:
- Your full name
- Your date of birth
- Your address
- How we can contact you (phone, email or text)
- Your NHI number - If you don’t know it that’s okay, we can look it up
- Which Accessible Event you want to come to – which day and which location
- If you are bringing other people (family, whānau, support workers) with you to get vaccinated at the same time
- If there is anything else we need to know to make sure your appointment is accessible
You can also use these contact details to book your vaccination at a different time if you do not want to come to an Accessible Event.