Vaccinating our rural communities

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Rural practices have been putting in the hard work for months to support and encourage locals to get vaccinated. A recent University of Otago study found rates of COVID-19 vaccination in rural areas were more than 10 per cent less than their urban counterparts. Methven Medical Centre owner Gayle O’Duffy said Super Saturday was a

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Rural practices get in behind Super Saturday

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Home-baking, sausage sizzles, music, transport, and all-day ‘walk-in-clinics’ were some of the ways rural Canterbury practices helped boost vaccination rates on ‘Super Saturday’. Leeston Medical Centre lead vaccinator, Helen Rawstron, said they vaccinated as many patients (170) during Super Saturday as they normally do in a week. People who attended included farm workers, those without

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