Testing, vaccination and locations today for BOP

Vaccination statistics show that 93 per cent of eligible Kiwis have received a first dose of the vaccine, with 87 per cent fully vaccinated. Photo: File.
There are testing and vaccination centres open in various locations throughout Eastern and Western Bay of Plenty on Sunday.
Anyone who has been to any of the locations of interest which this morning has been updated to also include Pak'NSave Cameron Rd, and Gate Pa's New World supermarket are encouraged to self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for ten days after being exposed.
If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result.
Other locations of interest announced in the Bay of Plenty on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are listed here -
Covid-19 community testing stations are open today for anyone needing to be tested. The locations for testing are:
  • Te Manu Toroa POP-UP testing, 11 Tebbs Lane (off Courtney Rd) Gate Pa open today 10am – 2pm.
  • Baypark Community-based COVID-19 Testing Station open from 10am – 4pm.
  • Accident and HealthCare, 2nd Ave Health Centre open today from 8am – 9pm.
  • Waitaha Hauora, Sikh Temple, 26 No. 3 Road, TePuke open today from 12pm – 7pm.
  • Poutiri Trust Te Puke Covid-19 Drive-Through Testing is open today from 10am – 3pm.
  • Te Puna Ora o Mataatua (Med Central), 52B King Street, Whakatāne is open today from 10am – 4pm.
  • Katikati Medical Centre open today 8.30am – 12pm.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms please contact your doctor who will advise whether you need to be tested.
Symptoms include a new or worsening cough, fever (at least 38˚C), shortness of breath, a sore throat, sneezing and runny nose, and temporary loss of smell.
If visiting the Bay of Plenty, please contact Accident & Healthcare on 07 577 0010 or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for further advice and assistance.
View details of general practices that provide COVID-19 testing here
Free Testing and Assessment Centres are operating throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Simply phone 0800 MATAATUA.
Vaccination centres open today:
Eastern Bay of Plenty Covid-19 vaccination centres open Sunday December 5:
  • Whakatāne Vaccination Centre, 11 Quay Street, Whakatāne ppen today 8am – 3.30pm
  • Kawerau River Jump, Firman Field, Waterhouse Street, Kawerau, open today 10am – 4pm.
  • Ōpōtiki Pharmacy open today from 10am – 12pm.
Western Bay of Plenty Covid-19 vaccination centres open Sunday December 5:
  • Life Pharmacy Bayfair, open from 9am – 6pm.
  • Chemist Warehouse Bethlehem open today from 8am – 9pm.
  • Tauranga Central - COVID Vaccination Centre, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga open today from 8am – 3pm.
  • Tauranga Crossing Shopping Centre, 2 Taurikura Drive, open today from 9am – 6pm.
  • Life Pharmacy Tauranga open today from 10am – 2pm.
  • Katikati RSA and Citizens Club Vaccination Centre, Corner of Henry & Main Roads, Katikati is open from 10am – 2pm.
  • My Pharmacy Pāpāmoa Plaza open from 9am – 6pm.
  • Unichem Metro Pharmacy Bethlehem open from 10am – 4pm.

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Not all are open for testing

Posted on 05-12-2021 13:01 | By wtf

Te Manu Toroa POP-UP was not open for covid testing at 10.15 this morning. There were a fair few cars waiting to be tested and nobody showed up. So with covid in tauranga there was only 2 places to get tested. Appalling for a big place like Tauranga. Some of us had to have it today. Not yesterday and not tomorrow.