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COVID-19 Public Advisory - 19 November 2021

Published: Fri 19 Nov 2021 02:54 PM
There were 30 new cases confirmed in the Waikato overnight, with 11 from Hamilton, six from Huntly, five from Ngāruawāhia, three from Te Kūiti, two from Kāwhia, two from Ōtorohanga and one from Cambridge.
The Thames case announced yesterday has now been added to the active cases table.
One new location of interest was added for Cambridge.
There is one case currently receiving care at Waikato Hospital.
Across the Waikato there are eight pop-up and dedicated testing centres operating today at Hamilton, Ōtorohanga, Huntly, Ngāruawāhia, Thames, and Te Kuiti.
There were 3,100 tests processed in the Waikato yesterday and 2,293 vaccinations given.
In the Waikato region, public health staff are supporting 300 people to isolate at home, including 115 cases and 185 contacts.LocationNumber of active casesHamilton65Ōtorohanga38Ngāruawāhia10Te Kūiti10Huntly9Te Awamutu6Kāwhia5Cambridge4Raglan2Te Kauwhata2Thames1Unknown2154
Anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms, is following guidance relating to a location of interest, or has been directed by Healthline or a GP should seek a test immediately.
Otherwise, people should call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or their GP for guidance before seeking a test.
It is free to get a COVID-19 test, wherever you go.COVID-19 testing centres
Testing locations in and around Waikato are also available on the Healthpoint and Waikato DHB websites.THAMES
Rhodes Park, State Highway 25, Thames
Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November 9am-5pmHUNTLY
Te Whare Oranga, 147 Harris Street, Huntly
Wednesday 17 - Sunday 21 November 9am-5pm
War Memorial Hall, Wight St, Huntly
Wednesday 17 - Sunday 21 November 10am-6pmŌTOROHANGA
Ōtorohanga Sports Club carpark, Island Reserve, Orahiri Terrace, Ōtorohanga
Friday 19 November – Sunday 21 November 10am-3.30pmNGĀRUAWĀHIA
Nga Miro Health Centre car park, 29 River Road, Ngāruawāhia
Friday 19 November 10am-3pmTE KŪITI
Te Kūiti Medical Centre (Te Kūiti Hospital site)
28 Ailsa Street, Te Kūiti
Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm
Saturdays 9am-12pm
HAMILTON
Founders Theatre carpark
Entrance off Norton Road
Daily 8am-4pm
Claudelands Event Centre
Gate 3, Brooklyn Road
Daily 10am-6pm
Te Kōhao Health
951 Wairere Drive, Hamilton East
Daily 10am-4pmGP practices
Please see www.waikatodhb.health.nz/cbac for a list of pop-up testing sites and designated general practices where anyone can be tested for free, and www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/waikato for all testing providers in the region.Latest update on COVID-19 vaccinations
Reporting on vaccination rates at TLA level is provided by the Ministry of Health. This data is at 19 November 2021 and is the latest available at TLA level.Territorial local authority1st doses2nd doses1st doses as a % of eligible populationFully vaccinated as a % of eligible populationHamilton City131,236118,72792.6%83.8%Hauraki District14,15112,52182.6%73.1%Matamata-Piako District26,64123,75787.5%78.1%Ōtorohanga District6992607181.0%70.4%Ruapehu District5484467982.5%70.4%South Waikato District16,77414,13484.2%70.9%Thames-Coromandel District24,10321,82086.9%78.7%Waikato District43,26438,52988.0%78.4%Waipa District44,71340,92592.8%84.9%Waitomo District6864588590.7%77.8%Waikato region320,222287,04889.7%80.4%
Data at SA2 level (approximately equivalent to suburb) is available on the Ministry of Health website.
Pop-up vaccination sites and vaccination clinics
Hours at the Te Awa The Base community vaccination centre in Te Rapa, Hamilton, have been extended from this week. The vaccination centre will now open from 9am to 9pm every Thursday and Friday, starting 28 October, until Christmas to cater for people who cannot be vaccinated during normal working hours.
There are number of pop-up vaccination centres operating across the Waikato this week. Details are at www.waikatodhb.health.nz/covid19mobile.
The Cambridge community vaccination centre at Cambridge Community Marae is closed. Vaccinations will continue to be available at Cambridge Medical Centre (bookings essential via www.bookmyvaccine.nz or 0800 28 29 26) and Unichem Cambridge (offering both walk-ins and bookings). There is good capacity at both sites to support the community. Vaccinations are free wherever you go.Mobile vaccination clinics are rolling out across the takiwā with regular visits to locations through to the end of the year. The schedule is on the Waikato DHB website and will be regularly updated with more dates and locations.Also visit the Waikato DHB FB page for up-to-date mobile vaccination clinic locations.In Hamilton and elsewhere in the Waikato, you can get your vaccinations at GPs, pharmacies, mobile sites and at our vaccination centres. There's lots of options, so come along and meet the friendly vaccination teams.Walk-in appointments are available at many vaccination sites across the Waikato.People can now also bus free to and from their vaccination appointment if they show proof of their booking. See busit.co.nz/vaccination for more details.
Reminder - Making a vaccination appointment
Although walk-ins are available at many vaccination sites, the best way of guaranteeing a vaccination on the time, day and place of your choosing is still to book.If you have made a booking and are not able to attend your appointment, please cancel your booking so someone else can use that appointment time.If you are unsure when your appointment is, check on the booking system at https://app.bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/manage using your contact number or email address and booking reference. Alternatively, you can call 0800 28 29 26 for assistance.Everyone aged 12+ can now visit bookmyvaccine.nz to make their bookings.We ask everyone when attending their appointments under Alert Level 3 to follow the key public health measures detailed on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.If people have flu-like symptomsDo not come into the hospital if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.
If you are concerned about your risk of COVID-19, please ring Healthline (0800 358 5453). They will tell you if you need to be tested and what to do next.It is free to get a COVID-19 testGPs are able to provide assessment and testing – please phone your practice firstPlease do not turn up to your GP without an appointmentAfter hours, you can be seen at an urgent care clinic
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