Covid-19 Super Saturday: what is it and where can you get a jab in Auckland?


In an effort to achieve higher vaccination rates across New Zealand, the Department of Health announced on Super Saturday.

During Saturday, October 16, now known as the “National Immunization Day of Action,” immunization clinics and pop-up events will open across the country, all day and some evenings.

“We need people to get their second dose and help us reach those who have not yet shown up for the vaccine,” a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health said.

“We must do everything to increase our vaccination rates. It has never been so urgent.

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Super Saturday will take place on October 16, a nationwide campaign for higher vaccination rates.  (File <a class=photo)” style=”width:100%;display:inline-block”/>

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Super Saturday will take place on October 16, a nationwide campaign for higher vaccination rates. (File photo)

The Department of Health said Super Saturday is an event to help those who are reluctant to get the vaccine get more information and support their decision to get the shot.

On Saturday, many political and community leaders are expected to lead the way, encouraging people to come forward and get vaccinated.

Businesses and community groups will also offer incentives to the unvaccinated to encourage people to get their first vaccine.

“The more people who are vaccinated, the more difficult it becomes for the virus to continue to move. “

Where to get vaccinated

Auckland Transport (AT) will offer free bus and train travel on Saturday for those who get the vaccine.

“All you have to do is mask yourself, scan the NZ Covid Tracer QR code, and notify the driver or transport agent that you are traveling to or from a vaccination, and you will be able to travel for free,” a said Mayor Phil Goff. noted.

Free travel on public transport for vaccinations will continue after Super Saturday.

Public transport will be free on Saturday for people traveling to get vaccinated.  (File photo)

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Public transport will be free on Saturday for people traveling to get vaccinated. (File photo)

On Saturday, 11 pop-up vaccination events will be open across the city.

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4 Aeroview Dr, Beach Haven, 8:30 a.m.-12: 30 p.m.
  • Eventfinda Stadium Parking Lot, Silverfield Rd, Wairau Valley, 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Onehunga High School, 24 Pleasant View, Onehunga, 9 am-3pm
  • Langimalie Supervax event, 1, rue Fleming, Onehunga, to be confirmed
  • Countdown Headquarters, 80 Favona Rd, Favona, 10 am-3pm
  • SkyCity & Federal St, Victoria St and Federal St, to be confirmed
  • ÅŒtara Parking, 20 Newbury St, ÅŒtara, 8:30 am-5pm
  • Aorere College, 2 Selfs Rd, Papatoetoe, to be confirmed
  • Komiti Tina and Tama’ita’l o Samoa, 95 Browns Rd, Manurewa, 9 am-5pm
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15 Robertson Rd, Māngere, 9 am-5pm.
Eleven pop-up vaccination sites will be operational.  (File photo)

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Eleven pop-up vaccination sites will be operational. (File photo)

Existing community vaccination centers in Auckland extended their opening hours on Saturday and will continue into the evening.

  • Birkenhead Vaccination Center, 8 am-8pm
  • Albany Vaccination Center, 8 am-8:30pm
  • Orewa vaccination center, 8 am-7.30pm
  • Henderson Immunization Center, 9 am-7pm
  • Westgate Vaccination Center, 8.30am-4pm
  • Mount Wellington Vaccination Center, 8:30 am-6pm
  • CBD vaccination center, 8 am-10pm
  • Tamaki Vaccination Center, 8 am-3:30pm
  • Epsom Vaccination Center, 8 am-6:15pm
  • Airport Park and Ride drive-thru center, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Highbrook Vaccination Center, 8 am-3:30pm
  • ÅŒtara vaccination center, 8 am-6.30pm
  • Manurewa Vaccination Center, 9 am-3pm
  • Pukekohe Vaccination Center, 8:30 am-6:30pm
  • Takanini Vaccination Center, 8:30 am-4pm
  • Papakura Marae, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mobile vaccination buses and vans will also be in service on Saturday.

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Mobile vaccination buses and vans will also be in service on Saturday.

Some general practitioners and pharmacies will also extend their opening hours and offer incentives such as food for those who get vaccinated on the same day.

Mobile vaccination buses and vans will also operate as usual on Saturday.

The health ministry spokesperson said that with more than 80% of eligible Kiwis having received their first dose, Super Saturday is the perfect opportunity to get a full shot.

“Getting vaccinated is the most effective measure against the transmission of Covid-19 and the risk of serious illness or death. “

For more information on vaccination centers near you on Super Saturday, check out the website here.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story indicated that the event at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Beach Haven would run from 7:30 a.m. to noon. It will actually run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The church event in Māngere was also incorrectly listed as being in Manurewa. Updated October 13, 2021 at 9:17 p.m.


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