Media to get exclusive look into COVID-19 Vaccine background

Media to get exclusive look into COVID-19 Vaccine background

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The media will get an exclusive look into the COVID-19 Vaccine for New Zealand.

One of the most significant rollouts in history is being made for the country for the first time. The focus will look into the background of logistics, regional processes, booking tools and sentiment research.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will be joined by Fepulea'i Margie Apa, Chief Executive Officer for Counties Manukau DHB and the Lead CE for the Northern Region DHBs’ COVID-19 response to address the roll-out.

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COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced that an invitation was sent on Wednesday to all eligible outlets to attend and see the planning stages.

“I know there is a lot of interest in the vaccination programme and the numbers associated with the vaccination programme in particular. I did want to give some greater detail around the first wave of the vaccination programme that takes us to the end of June,” he said.

“Today, we are releasing a breakdown by the district health board and by week, that shows over the period leading to the end of June. We will be delivering more than one million additional Pfizer doses to New Zealand's priority groups as set out in our sequencing framework.”

“Media will be invited to a more detailed briefing to talk to any questions around the detail [of the rollout],” he said.

Source: CC/ Ministry of Health

The rollout is based on discussions with the Ministry of Health, Cabinet and District Health boards that will aim to deliver results.

A number-by-number to week-by-week basis over the next three months will be provided in public releases.

Planned vaccinations will be provided each week and the rolling totals each Wednesday will be added for data purposes.

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