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Following the success of Soup-er Wellness Wednesday at the New Plymouth and Hāwera vaccination centres earlier this week, Taranaki DHB is extending the vaccination incentive to happen every Wednesday in the month of June.
Everyone who has a COVID-19, flu or measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination on these days at either vaccination centre will receive a nourishing cup of soup, bread and a winter wellness pack to help combat winter ills and chills.
Packs will include all sorts of helpful items, including tissues, hand sanitiser, rapid antigen tests (RATs), face masks, coffee sachets and more. Spot prizes of winter-warmer items like hot water bottles, beanies, bed socks (etc.) will also be available on these days.
Flu vaccinations are free for people at higher risk. This includes pregnant people, people aged 65 and over, Māori and Pacific people aged 55+, people under 65 with certain medical conditions and children aged 4 and under with serious respiratory illness.
There is no need to book – just walk-in to the New Plymouth Vaccination Centre (at the Baker Tilly Building at 109 Powderham Street or the Hāwera Vaccination Centre at the TSB Hub on Camberwell Road.
Alternatively, people can get their vaccinations at any of the Winter Wellness Clinics happening in communities throughout Taranaki over the coming months. Just next week there are six clinics happening in Bell Block, Uruti, Toko, Eltham, Manaia and Ōpunakē.
More information about these and future Winter Wellness Clinics can be found at
If people have any special requirements due to disability, impairment or long-term health conditions, they can email and our staff will make arrangements to meet their needs.
Additional information:
– New Plymouth Vaccination Centre: Baker Tilly Building, Powderham Street Monday, Tuesday, Saturday: 9am – 4.30pm Wednesday, Friday: 9am – 5.30pm Thursday, Sunday: 12pm – 7.30pm 
– Hāwera Vaccination Centre: TSB Hub, Camberwell Road Monday – Friday 10.30am – 4.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.30am – 3pm
– Flu vaccination is free for the following groups at GPs, pharmacies and the above vaccination centres and clinics:
o People aged 65 and over
o Māori and Pasifika people aged 55 and over
o People who are pregnant
o Children four with respiratory illnesses
o People of all ages with certain medical conditions (people are advised to speak to a GP for advice regarding this).
Winter Wellness Clinic happening this week:
– Tuesday 7 June, 11am – 5pm: Taumatua Recreation Centre, Eltham
– Wednesday 8 June, 11am – 5pm: Fred Tucker Hall, Bell Block
– Thursday 9 June, 10am – 3pm: Ngāruahine Iwi Health Service, Manaia
– Thursday 9 June, 11am – 5pm: Toko Hall
– Friday 10 June, 11am – 5pm: Sinclair Events Centres (was Sandfords), Ōpunakē
– Friday 10 June, 11am – 5pm: Uruti Hall.