Free Burgers at University Vaccination Centres

Free burgers will be available at two walk-in vaccination clinics to be set up at the University of Canterbury.

The clinics will be held at the university's Haere-roa building between 11 am and 5 pm on October 5 and 6. They will be open to the wider community as well.

Music will also be playing to create a fun and festival-like atmosphere.

The choice to vaccinate is always up to the individual. However, the university and the CDHB will elevate the experience of attending a vaccination clinic, the university said.

The University of Canterbury Students Association (UCSA) recommended burgers as an easily packaged, individual item of food. Vegetarian options will also be available.

The clinics will have approximately 2000 doses for the two-day event, and the university hoped many students would show up.

University of Canterbury executive director of people, culture and campus Paul O'Flaherty said they have been working hard to encourage both staff and students to educate themselves on the vaccine by providing access to as much information as possible. He said it was great to be able to complement the work with vaccination clinics on campus.