Tags : Covid19

First COVID-19 vaccine purchase agreement signed

The Government has signed an agreement to purchase 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough for 750,000 people – from Pfizer and BioNTech, subject to the vaccine successfully completing all clinical trials and passing regulatory approvals in New Zealand, says Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods and Health Minister Chris Hipkins. “Our first vaccine purchase […]readmore

Additional supports for frontline health and disability workers announced on

Temporary accommodation for health and disability workers living with a vulnerable person ·         Phone counselling service for frontline workers ·         0800 COVID-19 clinical advice number Three initiatives to support the health and disability workforce through accommodation, mental health support and access to specialist clinical advice on COVID-19 were announced on International Nurses Day today by Health Minister […]readmore

$25 million for innovative solutions in response to COVID-19

Government is investing $25 million to speed up the trial and deployment of innovations to help New Zealand’s response to COVID-19, says Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Woods. The COVID-19 Innovation Acceleration Fund is aimed at the fast development of new products and services that could help to detect, diagnose, treat or prevent […]readmore