With just 29 days to go, this is the last weekend for people to ensure they can be fully vaccinated for Christmas, so Tāmaki Makaurau is once again turning it on with vaccination events right across the city.

 All community vaccination centres are open for walk-ins for first and second doses, and there are a large number of festive pop-up events happening in neighbourhoods near you.

 At the ‘All I want for Christmas is my 2 vaccines’ event in Manurewa, the first 200 cars that turn up tomorrow and on Sunday will receive a free Christmas hamper.

There will be live entertainment, free hotdogs and sports gear giveaways over in Ōtara at the Cook Island Sports Collective event tomorrow.

Twenty-five Catholic churches are also coming together for a big pop-up event in Māngere, involving youth groups and 120 volunteers at the Maeola Community Centre.

And Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will be at a Waka Ama event in Mt Wellington.

NRHCC vaccination programme director Matt Hannant says with the Auckland border opening up, people will be counting down the days until they can be reunited with whānau outside of the city for Christmas.

“Let’s make this Christmas as safe as possible for our loved ones by getting both doses in time for the festivities. This is the last weekend to ensure that you’ll be fully vaccinated before the holiday season.

“If it’s been more than three weeks since your first dose, now is the time to get your second, so you can make the most of getting out and about with a vaccine pass from next Friday.”

People can also walk in at any of our community vaccination centres this weekend, or head along to one of the 200+ GP clinics and 130+ pharmacies delivering vaccinations across Auckland. Full details of opening hours and sites can be found at vaccinateforauckland.nz

From today, people aged 18 and over who had their second dose at least six months ago, can get their booster dose. They can book their appointment online using the Book My Vaccine website or by calling 0800 28 29 26. Boosters will be available at all community vaccination centres, and vaccinating GPs and pharmacies.

Also, people can now pre-book to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is available from Monday 29 November. 

For a list of sites offering AstraZeneca click here