Coast to Coast Health hopes to take possession of campervan this week to allow it to run a mobile Covid-19 vaccination unit.
The campervan was due to be delivered by the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre to Coast to Coast on Monday (October 11). It features a chilling system to keep vaccines cool plus resuscitation equipment, in case anyone has an adverse reaction to the vaccine. There is also IT equipment to ensure vaccinations are properly recorded.
Coast to Coast director Dr Tim Malloy says they plan to take the campervan into rural areas of Rodney and eastern Kaipara.
“It will enable us to target those communities who might struggle to access a vaccination facility and also some at-risk communities and some work sites,” he says.
“We will use it for as long as we can to vaccinate as many people as we possibly can in our community,” he says.