The COVID-19 Government Response team today sent out the following update on the progress of vaccinations across New Zealand:
VACCINE ROLLOUT UPDATE
As of midnight Tuesday, the vaccine rollout reached 183,351 doses administered.
In the past seven days, 46,804 doses have been administered. Across DHBs, this was three percent higher than the 45,628 vaccinations administered in the previous seven days and is ahead of plan. A shipment of 78,390 doses arrived in Auckland earlier this week, bringing the country’s total number of COVID-19 vaccines to around 685,620 doses received – enough to vaccinate more than 342,000 people with the two doses required for maximum protection. Across the country 12,697 Māori have received the first dose, of which 4,343 have also received the second dose. Many of the first doses were given at pop-up vaccination clinics at Manurewa Marae and at Otara Pacific Vaccination centre.
The public information campaign for the COVID-19 vaccine began last weekend. This is the “information layer” of the vaccine campaign. This works to build factual content and answer some of the key questions that people have about the vaccine. This includes information about “How the vaccine works”, “Finding out when you can get vaccinated”, “Creating the COVID-19 vaccines quickly and safely”.
Where to find trustworthy information about vaccines:
Unite Against COVID-19
Vaccine information from Unite Against COVID-19
Ministry of Health
Vaccine information from the Ministry of Health
The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC)
IMAC is a nationwide organisation based at the School of Population Health at The University of Auckland. It provides independent, factual information based on international and New Zealand scientific research about vaccine-preventable diseases the benefits and risks of immunisation.
Vaccine information from IMAC