Here’s your shot to get vaccinated against Covid-19!

Kia ora koutou, 

Following the Government announcement at 1pm today, after two confirmed cases in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Waitaha Canterbury will maintain Covid Alert Level 2 – there are no major exposure events linked to the cases. See locations of interest and all the latest information on the Government Covid-19 website.

Heading into examinations, this is an unsettling time for students, please consider this when messaging students. If there are any students in your classes who need support during this time you can direct them to UC support services. You can find the all student email sent today here.

Remember to protect yourself and others from Covid-19 by following these simple steps – wear a face covering, maintain physical distancing and good hygiene, stay home if sick, keep track of where you’ve been using the NZ COVID Tracer app and get vaccinated.

Pop-up vaccination clinic

Earlier this month, in partnership with the Canterbury District Health Board, the Ministry of Health and UCSA, the University of Canterbury hosted a Covid-19 vaccination clinic on campus vaccinating over 2000 people in three days.

Now, due to popular demand, the pop-up clinic is returning to campus this Friday 29 October.

Friday 29 October – Haere-roa

  • 10am – 12pm [Māori and Pasifika Clinic]
  • 1pm – 4pm
  • Free kai!

No booking is needed but please wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing.

Bring your friends, your whānau, your flatmates, workmates – anyone! The clinic is open to the whole community and walk-ins are welcome.

Two shots for summer
Vaccination is your key to unlocking the classic Aotearoa New Zealand summer. So, if you’re due for your second vaccination, or you’re keen to get your first out of the way so you can book your second and ensure you’re fully vaccinated before Christmas – this is your shot.

Let’s do our bit to hit 90%

The University of Canterbury strongly encourages staff and students to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Reaching the 90% vaccination target will help Aotearoa New Zealand return to a more normal way of life sooner.

While the decision to vaccinate is yours alone, it’s important to remember that by being vaccinated you’re not just protecting yourself; you’re also reducing the risk of passing Covid-19 to your whānau, friends and the community.

For additional information on the Covid-19 vaccination, click here>

Kia kaha koutou,

Paul O’Flaherty
Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata
​Executive Director People, Culture and Campus