What is Super Saturday?
Aotearoa – we all have a role to play in protecting ourselves, our whānau and our community by getting vaccinated. We’re asking you to reach out to friends, whānau and colleagues who may still be waiting to get vaccinated.
We are pulling out all the stops to increase our vaccination rates. Everyone is being asked to help a big, nationwide push for vaccination. This will culminate in a National Day of Action for Vaccination on Saturday 16 October -Super Saturday.
Why are we doing it?
The more people who are fully vaccinated, the more protection we have against COVID-19 and this gives us more freedom.
We need two things to protect us in this outbreak and in the future:
First we need as many people as possible to have their first dose;
Then we need all those people to be fully vaccinated with two doses as soon as possible
It’s never been more urgent – Summer is just eight weeks away, book your first vaccine appointment now to get two doses before Summer starts to be able to take advantage of everything that a Kiwi summer offers.
What to expect?
Vaccine clinics will be open all day and into the evening.
We are asking our government agencies, our business community, our media, our community groups, and you to play a role too. Those who want to offer incentives or events to get people in the door – go for it.
Super Saturday will be supported by a nationwide and targeted marketing campaign, to energise business, community and other groups, and promoting friendly competition between towns/areas to get more of their community vaccinated, and their vaccination rates higher.
How can you help?
Help spread the word and motivate your community/organisation.
What would work in your community to get people behind this work, to motivate people to get their vaccinations and help support the spirit of friendly competition? We’re looking for ideas, innovation and what works for your community, whānau and friends.
We know talking about the reasons you’ve been vaccinated helps others who have concerns.
We know that your community getting reliable, honest information about the vaccine helps those who have questions and need to know more before they book a vaccine appointment.
Your help is needed. How can you get behind Super Saturday?
How can we help you?
What do you need?
What’s available to help:
- Updates on planned activity
- Content – people’s stories about why they got vaccinated, tips on how to have conversations with people who have questions about the vaccine
- How your community or area is going
Want to know more now?
Call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 and Press 2 to speak to someone in the vaccine Disability support team. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org