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Auckland residents Sa Fogasavaii (father), Luana Fogasavaii (mother) and Denise Fogasavaii (sister) received COVID-19 vaccination on March 9.
The family are close contacts of Air New Zealand employee James Fogasavaii, who has worked for about 13 years.
James’ role is a Resource Coordinator for the Airports team at Auckland International Airport. He received vaccination already.
All Border and Managed Isolation and Quarantine workers are subject to mandatory testing. They get to nominate who they live with to register their contact details to receive the vaccination in their family.
An appointment can be made at a suitable time, including a choice of location at any time.
A dedicated call centre was also set up for them to ring in so when they arrive at the vaccination centre; they can show the invitation letter and identification. This ensures staff can confirm they are a household contact of a Border or MIQ worker.
The Ministry of Health is aiming at vaccinating all household contacts, making it a priority. However, wondering uncertainty numbers at this stage are cohort. Around fifty thousand is an estimate which works out to be four people per frontline worker.
“The actual number of household contacts invited to be vaccinated will depend on how many people are nominated by border and MIQ workers,” said a spokesperson from the Ministry of Health to thisquality.
“Household contacts will be nominated by border and MIQ workers subject to a mandatory testing order.”
“If someone turns up to a community vaccination centre without an appointment, they will be asked to confirm that they live with a border or MIQ worker and to provide their contact details.”
Image: SUPPLIED/Ministry of Health [Government Newswire]
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