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Northland Reaches 90% First Dose

Northland has now reached the COVID-19 90% first dose target.

"In the face of an Omicron outbreak, we need all eligible Northlanders to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to minimise the risk and maximise the protection we need to combat the virus."

"Therefore, this milestone is significant," said Northland DHB chief executive, Dr Nick Chamberlain.

There are just 4,610 people left to have their second dose for Northland to be at 90% fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Northland should be proud of the team effort, thanks to a large dedicated team across the rohe.

The DHB, together with Māori Health Providers, iwi, general practice, pharmacies, councils and leaders, have worked hard to reach people, no matter where they live.

There are lots of clinics throughout Northland for the remaining 4,610 people to have their second dose.

For those due their booster vaccination and for parents and caregivers who want to take the opportunity to protect their tamariki aged 5 to 11 there are two Big Boost events this coming Saturday.

“Our key message has always been that Tai Tokerau needs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and there is still a lot of work to do,” Dr Chamberlain said.

There are 19,480 tamariki in Tai Tokerau, 10,478 tamariki (54 percent) are Māori.

23 percent of tamariki (across all ethnicities) have received their first dose, and 14 percent of the Māori tamariki have received their first dose to date. The 5-11-year-old programme started on 17 January.

86 percent of Māori have had their first dose and 80 percent are fully vaccinated.

"To get through the far more contagious Omicron outbreak, it is even more critical that everyone gets vaccinated to protect themselves and their community."

“Now that Omicron is in our community, we expect case numbers to grow rapidly.

“Two shots were great protection against Delta, but boosters are the best way to fight Omicron.”

Northland COVID-19 Update – Thursday 10 February 2022

  • There were 8 new cases notified to the Northland Public Health Unit in the past 24 hours.
  • 3 case in the Far North and 5 cases in Whangarei.
  • The 8 cases are under investigation to determine if they are linked to previous cases or not.
  • There are 144 active cases in Northland.
  • 116 cases have now recovered and have been released from isolation.
  • There has been a total of 260 cases in Northland since 22 October 2021.
  • Locations of Interest (LOI) are added regularly to the Ministry of Health website - please check the Ministry of Health website for an updated list of LOI.
  • There are no COVID-19 cases currently in Northland hospitals.

Please note, the Ministry of Health’s daily reported cases may differ slightly from those reported at a DHB or local public health unit level.

This is because of different reporting cut off times and the assignment of cases between regions, for example when a case is tested outside their usual region of residence.

Total numbers will always be the formal daily case tally as reported to the WHO.

The Big Boost events

Northland DHB is hosting two Big Boost events this coming weekend in Dargaville and Kerikeri, between 10am-5pm.

If you have tamariki aged between 5-11 and are seeking an opportunity to protect them against COVID-19 bring them along!

If you are 18 and over, and it’s been 3 months since your second vaccination, you can get your booster now!

Our Kerikeri event will be operating as a drive-through event located at the Kerikeri Sports Complex on Waipapa Road.

Our Dargaville event will be held in our usual clinic location - 22 Normanby Street.

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