Covid-19 vaccine rollout to Dunedin's Group 3 population:
Older people and those with relevant underlying health conditions in Dunedin will start receiving text messages from the end of May, inviting them to make an appointment to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Covid-19 vaccinations will be given in the Southern DHB's clinic in the Meridian Mall (old H&J department store) NOT at Amity Health Centre. Please do not call us to make your appointment. Use the link in the text message to book your appointment. Call 0800 829 768 if you need help with your booking.
Patients fitting this criteria with a cell phone number recorded in our practice management system will be among the first group to be contacted. With around 100,000 people in Group 3 in the Southern district this will take some time, so people should not panic if they do not receive a text message straight away.
Do not worry if we do not have a cell phone number for you - other methods of contacting patients will be rolled out as the vaccination programme progresses.
Group 3 includes those aged 65 or over, those with a relevant underlying health condition, disabled people and pregnant people. Details of the relevant underlying health conditions can be found on the Ministry of Health’s website.