Junior vaccinations start

Sanders Pharmacy is providing vaccinations for children.

More than 1220 Waikato tamariki were vaccinated against Covid-19 with the child version of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday.

A Waikato DHB spokesperson said 43,766 children aged between 5 and 11 in the Waikato who could get their first dose, and their second dose at least eight weeks later.

Meanwhile Waipā continues to lead the way in the Waikato with 93.9 per cent of the population fully vaccinated, just ahead of Hamilton and Waitomo.

Among Māori, another 582 people are still to get their second dose to take Waipā from 80 per cent to 90 per cent.

A pop-up vaccination clinic will open at the Kihikihi Anglican Church in Lyon Street today (Thursday) and tomorrow from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The Te Awamutu Vaccination Centre in Arawata Street will be open today and tomorrow from 9am to 4pm.

Services are also available at Sanders and Unichem Marshalls pharmacies and Te Awamutu Medical Centre.

By Tuesday this week, there were no active Covid-19 cases in Waipā.

Parents or caregivers can book their tamariki and other people book their first, second or booster vaccinations at BookMyVaccine.nz to get immunised with their usual health provider, hauora, pharmacy, or general practice.

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