13 Jul 2021

Pasifika community praised for succesful vaccination drive

From , 6:01 am on 13 July 2021

Pasifika communities in the Wellington region are being praised for hosting another successful Covid-19 vaccination drive over the weekend.

Hundreds turned out for the mass event held at a Congregational Christian Church of Samoa building in Porirua.  

They were welcomed with warm Pacific greetings and treated to a hot meal with nurses having to usher people out of the building because they wanted to stay and enjoy the community atmosphere.

RNZ reporter Ben Strang went along and spoke to some of the people getting vaccinated including Courtney Poutoa who had brought her nana Pepe Eneliko to get the jab.

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Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone