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Only about one in five people are eligible for a free flu jab

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Publish Date
Wed, 18 May 2022, 7:56am
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Only about one in five people are eligible for a free flu jab

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 18 May 2022, 7:56am

Some alarming figures out around flu jabs.

Running the numbers, only around one in five people are eligible for a free one, despite the Government saying they are prepared.

Official numbers out from the Ministry of Heath also show a low uptake in vaccines with only 736,000 jabs being administered. That's again not even a fifth of the population.

Questions are being raised as to why it isn't free for everyone and do we have an issue waiting to happen.

Royal NZ College of GP's Medical Director Dr. Bryan Betty joined Kate Hawkesby.

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