Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed that more than 250,000 additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine are now on their way to New Zealand.
Order and Director General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield are providing updates on the current epidemic of Cowede 19.
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Arden said the vaccines from Spain left NZT at 1 a.m. and were due to arrive in New Zealand tomorrow morning, in addition to the scheduled food.
This is the first of two deals and the second was an even bigger order.
The assurance of extra food means the country’s vaccination program can continue until more supplies arrive, Ordner said.
More than 400,000 doses of the vaccine have been given.
Arden said she wants New Zealand’s vaccine rate to lead the world in 2021.
He said 77 per cent of people over the age of 40 have been given at least one dose, while 64 per cent of people aged 12+ have been given at least one dose and 89 over the age of 65 have been given at least one dose. One percent has been given one dose.
In the fourth week of the Delta Level 4 lockdown with Auckland, and at the second Level 2 in the country, Ardern said it was important to vaccinate everyone who could.
“If everyone who can be vaccinated is vaccinated, you are potentially saving someone’s life that can’t be.”
Of the current cases, 121 are children under the age of nine, he said.
“These are children who cannot be vaccinated at this stage.”
“People can encourage and help others with the vaccine,” he said.
She says there are now enough vaccines to give everyone a vaccine that is capable of speeding up.
There were 13 new community cases of Kwid 19. Announced today, all over Auckland.