Construction workers who may be required to work during Alert Level 3 and 4 can now book their workers for priority COVID-19 vaccinations.
Businesses can book by calling the COVID-19 Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26.
You will need to tell the call-taker:
· You are booking an essential worker(s) working under Alert Level 3 and 4, so that their vaccination(s) can be prioritised
· The approximate number of people who require vaccination.
This will assist helpline staff in directing your group to the right location. All calls are free, and the team are available every day from 8am to 8pm and interpreters are available if needed.
Remember - the vaccine won’t stop you getting COVID-19, but with two doses you are far less likely to fall seriously ill and less likely to transmit the virus to others. Once you are vaccinated, you must continue to follow the advice for each COVID-19 Alert Level – wearing masks, social distancing, sanitising your hands and staying home if you are sick.
If I am already booked in for a vaccination, should I cancel it and rebook as an essential worker?
It depends on how far in advance your vaccination is scheduled for. If your appointment is within the next two weeks, we suggest you keep it. If, however, it is more than a month away, you might want to rebook as an essential worker. Call the COVID-19 Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 and talk to them before making any changes to existing bookings.
As of 1st September 2021, vaccinations are open to everyone over the age of 12 so, if you are already booked, it might be that your existing appointment is sooner.
If I am an essential worker and want to book my appointment, can I book it online?
It’s best to book your vaccination through the COVID-19 Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26. That way you are guaranteed to be prioritised for the first available appointment.
Where can I get more information about the vaccine?
See Karawhiua.nz for trusted information about vaccination in Te Reo Māori and English. Karawhiua is a unifying campaign for whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori communities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Thank you for the work you’re doing as an essential worker during lockdown and thank you for helping keep New Zealand safe.
[Image courtesy of Gustavo Fring]