ZB

Stats NZ to conduct vaccine number peer review amid accuracy questions

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 7 Jun 2022, 7:16am
Photo / NZ Herald
Photo / NZ Herald

Stats NZ to conduct vaccine number peer review amid accuracy questions

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 7 Jun 2022, 7:16am

Stats NZ will conduct a peer review of our vaccine numbers as questions are asked about their accuracy.

The vaccination rate for people aged over 12 is calculated on those who were that age prior to June 30 2020 and had accessed health services that year.

That means anyone any age might not have been counted in the early numbers if they didn't access the health system that year.

National Māori Health Authority Chair Matthew Tukaki told Tim Dower we need to get a handle on what this means.

“What does our health system look like in terms of the collection of this data to make rapid-fire decisions?”

LISTEN ABOVE