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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received her Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination in a motive to show leadership for one of the most extensive rollout campaigns that the country has ever done before.
It was not only the PM that was vaccinated, joined by Chief Science Advisor Dr Juliet Gerrard getting their first doses.
They’d received their jabs at Manurewa Marae based in Auckland City.
So far, Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins, Health Minister Andrew Little, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall and the Minster for Pacific People Aupito William Sio have all done their part.
They have all added an extra layer of protection to fight against the virus as It continues to devastate those who have lost friends and family.
Globally 3,858,077 deaths have been recorded, with United States’ toll rising to 616,440 due to the virus.
India has recorded a total of 383,521 deaths and Brazil has topped 496,172.
The current death count for New Zealand is only at 26 and is low because lockdowns were proven to work, including strict contact tracing measures.
New Zealand is lucky to be in a safe country after a number of strict lockdowns occurred to prevent the virus from spreading into the community.
It allowed the team of five million to unite together and support each other during the most challenging times, getting through it without further spread in the community while building a strong economic recovery.
Groups one, two and three are currently underway to get vaccinated, including the general population (group four) arranged in age cohorts which allow for people to book their Vaccine starting at age 60+ from July 28.
Current vaccination rates are above target in New Zealand. The total number of first doses administered is 567,188 while second doses are at 324,514 — bringing the total number to 891,702 shots administered to date.
With vaccination jabs ramping up as part of the campaign, hopes are high to open the border back up so life can return to normality.
This rollout will only be successful if everyone plays their part.
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