Taranaki Programme Weekly Update
The importance of getting our region to 90% plus vaccinated against COVID-19, particularly for our Māori whānau, should not be underestimated.
This level of immunisation within our community will mean that when the COVID-19 virus reaches us, we will be much better equipped to deal with it.
Our GP's and pharmacies will be able to care for the majority of the sick, leaving our hospitals free to look after the most vulnerable.
Our emergency departments and hospital wards will not get over-run and unable to cope.
Frontline-health staff will not be putting their lives at risk every time they turn up for work.
Our children will be safe. Our elderly will have no need to be scared. And we can continue to enjoy living our lives in the way we want, not restricted by lockdowns and border controls.
There are just 5,582 people who need to receive their first dose to get us to that first 90% target. As a programme, together with our Māori partner-providers, we could vaccinate that many people in three days.
Only three days. Three days to give us all certainty. Three days to be able to plan for a summer like no other. Three days to get our freedom back.
We have the vaccine supply and the vaccinators. Our clinics are ready for you. Are you ready to step up yet?