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COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan

Targeted roll-out over next 3-4 months will start to reach 2 million Kiwis in most at risk groups·         Plan prioritises people most at risk of harm if they get the virus and those who live and work in places where they are most likely to pick up COVID-19·         Those in South Auckland who’re over 65 or who […]readmore

Govt purchases enough Pfizer vaccines for whole country

The Government has guaranteed that every New Zealander will have access to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, after securing an additional 8.5 million doses, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “The Government has signed an advance purchase agreement for 8.5 million additional doses, enough to vaccinate 4.25 million people. The vaccines are expected to arrive in New […]readmore

Over half of border workforce receive first vaccinations

More than half of New Zealand’s estimated 12,000 border workforce have now received their first vaccinations, as a third batch of vaccines arrive in the country, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. As of midnight Tuesday, a total of 9,431 people had received their first doses. More than 70 percent of those, which equates to […]readmore

Second batch of Pfizer/BioNTech doses arrives safely – as the

A second batch of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines arrived safely yesterday at Auckland International Airport, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. “This shipment contained about 76,000 doses, and follows our first shipment of 60,000 doses that arrived last week. We expect further shipments of vaccine over the coming weeks,” Chris Hipkins said. “As with the first shipment, […]readmore

Final preparations to ensure Phase 1 of the vaccination rollout

A dry run of the end-to-end process shows New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is ready to roll from Saturday, when the first border workers will receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. “The trial run took place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch yesterday afternoon, ahead of the vaccination programme formally kicking off […]readmore

First batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrives in NZ

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in New Zealand this morning, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed. The shipment of around 60,000 doses arrived as airfreight at Auckland International Airport at 9.34am today. “The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine’s arrival allows us to start New Zealand’s largest-ever immunisation programme,” Jacinda Ardern said. “Between now and when the […]readmore