COVID-19 Vaccinations



APPOINTMENTS - if you had an appointment for vaccination scheduled for Poutama Clinic please pop down to the Community Vaccination Clinic @ 295 Palmerston Road. Poutama Clinic has closed down.

Community Vaccination Clinic - 295 Palmerston Rd - REOPEN


Monday - Wednesday, 9am - 5pm

Thursday, 10am - 6pm

Friday, 9am - 5pm

Saturday, 9am - 3pm


Ngati Porou Hauora - Te  Tini o Porou

Now open 5 day a week!

Monday - Friday  - 9.30am - 6:30pm


Turanga Health - DRIVE THRU - Harry Braker Reserve

Saturday 9th October – 10am – 2pm

Sunday 10th October – 10am – 2pm

Monday 11th October – 3pm – 6pm

Tuesday 12th October – 3pm – 6pm

Wednesday 13th October – 3pm – 6pm

Thursday 14th October – 3pm – 6pm

Friday 15th October – 3pm – 6pm

Saturday 16th October – 10am – 2pm


Turanga Health - Community Mobile Clinic in Blackpool Park (Elgin)

Wednesday 13th October - 5pm - 7pm


East Coast Clinics – Re-opening

Matakaoa Clinic - (06) 864 4801

Monday 11th October

10am - 6:30pm

Uawa Clinic - (06) 862 6650

Tuesday 12th October

10am - 6:30pm

Ruatoria Clinic (06) 864 8316

Wednesday 13th October

10am - 6:30pm

Tokomaru Clinic (06) 864 6803

Thursday 14th October

10am - 6:30pm

Te Pui Springs Clinic (06) 864 6803

Friday 15th October

10am - 6:30pm



 Turanga Health - Rural Clinics

Waituhi - Pakowhai Marae

Thursday 7th October

3pm – 6pm

Waerenga o Kuri - Community Hall

Thursday 14th October

3pm – 6pm

Muriwai - Tamanuhiri Marae

Friday 15th October

3pm – 6pm

Turanga Health - Workplace Clinics (for employees and students)


Tuesday 5th October



Wednesday 6th October

10am – 2pm

Gisborne Fisheries

Friday 8th October

11am – 1pm

All vaccination clinics are open to all whānau 12 years and older. Children 12+ must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver to receive the vaccine. 


 For information on Tairāwhiti's response to COVID-19, including where to get tested, please click here.

Hauora Tairāwhiti Mokopuna Ora Co-ordinator and Māori midwife Kaniwa Kupenga-Tamarama is getting vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect her whanau. Hear from Kaniwa in this video. 


When will I be vaccinated? 

You can walk/drive in to any of the above clinics or you can book your vaccinations. There is no cut off — you can book any time.

You can book your vaccination by calling 0800 28 29 26, 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week or online here (external site).

The Government has approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds in New Zealand, following Medsafe’s provisional approval in June.

From Friday 20 August, as parents or guardians booking a vaccination, can also book in vaccination for any 12 to 15-year-olds in their whānau.

Find out more here (external site)


Vaccine rollout plan

COVID-19 vaccination is free and voluntary for everyone in New Zealand aged 12 and over, regardless of their visa or citizenship status.

We plan to:

  • supply enough vaccine to protect Aotearoa and the Pacific
  • protect Māori, Pacific peoples, and other groups at greater risk of COVID-19
  • make it easy for people to get vaccinated
  • put safety first with all COVID-19 vaccines
  • ensure we are prepared for future outbreaks
  • support New Zealand’s contribution to global well-being.

The best way to protect you, your kaumātua and whānau is to get vaccinated.


Misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccine

If you become aware of any campaigns or information targeting New Zealanders asking for personal information or payment for receiving the vaccine, please report this misinformation to (Subject: COVID-19 scam) or call 0800 237 869.


  • The COVID-19 vaccine is free, and at no point will you be asked to pay for securing your place in the queue.
  • Any communications about the vaccine will come from the Ministry of Health or other trusted sources. If you receive any emails out of the blue asking for financial and personal details, it is likely a scam.
  • The best way you can help stop these scams affecting New Zealanders is to report them to CERT NZ. You can also do this via the CERT NZ website: or by calling 0800 2378 69


Questions about the vaccine?

For a list of frequently asked questions about the vaccine, visit the Immunisation Advisory Centre website.

You can also find questions and answers in this COVID-19 Vaccination Information Booklet, which is specific to Tairāwhiti and has been approved by the Ministry of Health.

You can find more about how the vaccine works, its safety and development, advice if you're pregnant and what to think about if you're getting other vaccines around the same time.


Media releases about COVID-19 Vaccination in Tairāwhiti 

More information

If you're looking for more information about COVID-19 vaccinations, here are some official sources that are a good place to start:


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