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Central Hawke’s Bay has the highest number of Maori double-vaccinated for COVID-19 in the region.

Figures released by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board up to the week ending last Sunday, show 85% of the Maori population in the district have received two doses of the vaccine.

This compares to 81% in Hastings, 82% in Napier and 80% in Wairoa.

Central Hawke’s Bay’s overall double-vax rate hit 90% last week.

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The Tararua Health Group has listed details of walk-in vaccination clinics for parents and caregivers wanting to get their children aged 5 to 11 their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The age group became eligible from yesterday for the vaccine, with walk-in vaccinations available at The Hub in Dannevirke this Thursday and Saturday, and again the following Saturday.

Bookings can also be made at www.bookmyvaccine.nz.

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The Ministry of Health has listed two further locations of interest after two positive COVID-19 cases in Hastings.

McDonald’s and Totara Health are not classed as “close contact” locations, and anyone who was there during the listed times is asked to self-monitor for COVID symptoms for 10 days.

The days and times are :