(CNN) – New Zealand has declared October 16 as Good Saturday, the date on which the government urges any New Zealander who is not immune to get vaccinated.
But some lucky people will be able to get vaccinated on an Air New Zealand 787 flight at Auckland Airport.
People who can sign up for this opportunity”gypsum“Not only will they get their first injection of the Pfizer vaccine, they will also get a tour of the Air New Zealand hangar, free snacks and drinks provided by Air New Zealand crew members and a souvenir boarding pass.
According to a statement from the airline, the unique offer is open to anyone in the Auckland area who is eligible for, and has not yet received, a vaccine, and can register through the Air New Zealand national service portal. Once you register for a vaccination, they will see ‘Air New Zealand Jabaseat’ as a potential vaccination site.
There will be no vaccination or trial fees, although customers who can book a “Jabaseat” will be responsible for getting to and from the airport themselves.
“All the people of the Motu (islands) have a role to play in protecting Aotearoa/New Zealand against COVID-19 through vaccination, and we are calling for a great collective effort to make this happen,” said Tamati Sheppard-Wipeti, Director. From the Equity Group in the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 Vaccines and Immunization Program, in a press release.
New Zealand isn’t the only destination offering COVID-19 vaccines in unusual locations as a way to motivate more people to sign up.
In New York, some people managed to vaccinate the famous blue whale at the Museum of Natural History, while in Sweden some lucky people signed up to get vaccinated at the Nobel Prize Concert Hall in Stockholm.
Thanks to early and rapid border closures and strict closures, only 4,760 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in New Zealand and 28 deaths, some of the lowest numbers in the world.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, nearly 50% of eligible citizens have been fully vaccinated as of October 14.
However, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the country was ready to move away from its “virus-free” strategy toward living with the disease for life. Other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including Singapore and Australia, have taken similar steps in recent months. Vaccination, and achieving herd immunity, will be an essential step in this process.
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