Work underway to target low vaccination rates in rural communities

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 13 Oct 2021, 8:00AM
Covid-19 vaccination centre. (Photo / Supplied)
Covid-19 vaccination centre. (Photo / Supplied)

Work underway to target low vaccination rates in rural communities

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 13 Oct 2021, 8:00AM

Work is underway to target low vaccination rates in rural communities. 

Dunedin Medical School research has found people who have had at least one jab is 11 percent lower in rural areas.  

The rate of people with at least one dose is 726 per 1000, compared to 816 per 1000 urban residents.  

Rural GPs Network Chief Executive Grant Davidson told Tim Dower going to the people is the answer. 

"Above Te Kaha, for example, they're getting 87 percent in their community, and that's because they're going out using community volunteers to bring people in or taking vaccines out to those communities." 

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