Maori and Pasifika Youth in Porirua Urged to get Vaccinated at Weekend Event

Porirua’s first ‘Pacific Youth Vax Festival’ – a youth-led, youth-designed COVID-19 vaccination event to encourage young Pacific and Maori people to get vaccinated.

  • When: 9am to 5pm, Saturday 16 October
  • Where: Cannons Creek Cage, Bedford St, Cannons Creek, Porirua

The event is a collaboration between Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs, Ora Toa PHO, and Porirua Pasifika. It aims to attract young Pacific and Maori people, and their families, to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Tauira Pasifika National President Jaistone Finau says, “the purpose of this event is to inform, encourage, and empower our Pasifika youth to get the vaccine. It is important to get vaccinated to protect our communities.

Image Credit: Ministry of Health / NZ Government