Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Māori vaccination milestone for Capital DHB

Capital and Coast District Health Boards will today become the first DHB area to reach the 90% COVID-19 fully vaccinated milestone for Māori.

When the region’s clinics closed for the day yesterday, they were only 32 second doses short and they’re expected to reach this significant milestone at some point today, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

“Not far behind in reaching 90% fully vaccinated for their eligible Māori populations are Canterbury and Auckland DHBs, who may get there next week,” the Ministry said.

Forty two percent of the population currently eligible have now received their booster shot.

“We are strongly recommending boosters for anyone over the age of 18 who had their second vaccine dose at least four months ago.”

“Vaccination remains our key defence against all variants of COVID-19 including Omicron.”

The Ministry today reported 13 people at the border with COVID-19.

“New Zealand continues to see many border cases arriving from overseas, reflecting the growing number of Omicron cases globally.”

The seven-day rolling average of border cases is 29.

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