It was a pleasure hosting Minister Peeni Henare yesterday at our drive through vaccination clinic.

Anti-vaccination content on social media convinced Jah Bennett not to get a Covid jab – that’s until a close relative tested positive for the virus recently.

The Whangārei woman on Thursday rocked up to the Ōtangarei Rugby Club where the Te Hau Āwhiowhio ō Ōtangarei Trust held a vaccination drive, with Associate Minister of Health Peeni Henare and Whangārei MP Emily Henderson in attendance.

The drive came as a new location of interest was revealed in Whangārei.

While it is not on the Ministry of Health’s Locations of Interest website, Whangārei Pak N Save posted on its own Facebook page that it had been informed that it was one.

The post said: We are a location of interest. If you were shopping in store on:
Monday, November 1, between 11.30am and 1.50pm:

Advice from the Ministry of Health (MoH) is that staff and customers are classified as casual contacts. This means anyone in-store at this time should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result and until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.

Our teams have been working to increased protocols since Tuesday, August 17 and all these remain in place, which means the store has been cleaned multiple times throughout the day, has implemented increased sanitisation procedures, physical distancing and mandatory mask wearing for customers and staff. These are all aspects which are designed to keep our team and customers safe.

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