COVID-19: Jacinda Ardern reveals shortlisted names for 'Mr Whippy' style vaccine buses

  • 15/09/2021

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revealed the shortlist of potential names New Zealanders can vote on for the country's new mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

Ardern this week said the Northern Regional Health Coordination Centre would launch its first six "Mr Whippy" style vaccination buses on Thursday.

She said Australia had named their vaccination buses 'Jabba the Bus' but wanted a better name for New Zealand's buses - and has since posted a poll for shortlisted names on her Facebook page.

"Of course we're not competitive, but it did make us all wonder if we could come up with something better… so I asked for suggestions," Ardern wrote.

What should NZ's COVID vaccine buses be named? Vote in the Newshub poll.

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Disclaimer: This is not an official poll. Click here to vote in the Prime Minister's poll.