40 Christchurch Airport workers receive COVID-19 Vaccination – video

Last Updated:

- No Author? Please read our Author name suppression policy for more information by clicking here.
Do you have a story? send newstips to [email protected]

Do you believe in independent owned news? please help us keep the independent industry alive by contributing for as little as $5 /mo

Donate orange-arrow

Around 40 Border Workers from Christchurch Airport received vaccination. The vaccinations took place at a nearby community-based testing centre.

Aviation security workers, cleaners, police, customs workers and health protection officers received the vaccination.

On February 23 (yesterday), 35 Canterbury-based vaccinators gave and received the Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine in preparation for today’s rollout.

Advertisement Advertisement - Advertise with thisquality

According to the Ministry of Health around 20 per cent of New Zealand’s Border and Managed Isolation and Quarantine workers are based in Canterbury.

“it’s fantastic that the first group have taken up the opportunity to get their first dose of the vaccine as we roll this programme out to all the region’s border and MIQ workers over the next few weeks,” said the Ministry of Health to thisquality.

COVID-19 Vaccine Immunisation Programme Clinical Lead Dr Joe Bourne says frontline staff are continuing their efforts to keep the virus out.

“We’re very grateful for their commitment and hard work. They’re the most at risk of exposure to COVID-19 and it is important that we prioritise their protection,” said Dr Joe Bourne.

Canterbury DHB clinician Dr Alan Pithie, Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine says they are confident that the rollout of the immunisation programme is an important ‘milestone’ to fight against COVID-19.

“Our staff are putting in a huge amount of work to provide those at the border in Canterbury with the best protection against COVID-19. This is just the start of the vaccination rollout and we are confident that the system we have created is robust and efficient,” said Dr Alan Pithie.

We are really proud of our team, this is obviously a new situation for everyone, but it is incredibly important that we complete this first phase as quickly as possible.”

Image/Video: SUPPLIED/Ministry of Health [Government Newswire]

If you enjoyed this article, please consider donating today to support thisquality in producing trustworthy independent owned news.

Donate now orange-arrow

COVID-19 Coverage

Alert Level 2: REDUCE
*Auckland region

Alert Level 1: PREVENT
*All of New Zealand
*The button below directs to Government Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments