Overcoming vaccine hesitancy

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Rosita Wharepapa was sceptical about getting the COVID-19 vaccine but thanks to conversations with general practice staff she decided to protect herself and her family. Rosita was nervous about getting the vaccine because wider family members had shared vaccine conspiracy theories with her. She had also seen media coverage about protests against the vaccine and

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Trust and rapport underpins collaboration between pharmacy and practice

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Mitchell Trezise, Pharmacy Manager, believes building trust and rapport with their local medical centre is key to being able to respond to the changing need of the Yaldhurst community. Kiwi Pharmacy and Inspire Health Medical share their building with a range of other health professionals. “We’re working collaboratively in terms of processes, and we have

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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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90 For Canterbury

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We’re proud to support the 90% For Canterbury campaign. #90forcanterbury is an initiative by Cantabrians – for Cantabrians to boost and support Canterbury’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The goal is to make sure that 90% of Cantabrians have at least one vaccination by Labour Weekend (24 October). A high vaccination rate is how we will protect

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Barrington Partnership Makes Vaccination Easy

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Clinical psychologist Joel Hoo received his COVID-19 vaccination at a clinic in Barrington Mall because it was conveniently located and offered evening appointments meaning he didn’t have to fit the task into his busy workday. “For me, the Barrington vaccination clinic was an ideal location; it’s close to where I live, parking is easy, and

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It’s a privilege to take one for the team

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Frontline health staff are now getting vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect themselves, their whānau and their patients. Mass vaccination centres have been set up in Christchurch by the Canterbury District Health Board, supported by additional primary care designated clinics, which are being established in Christchurch and across rural areas of Canterbury. Pegasus Primary Mental Health

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