Gisborne worst performing DHB when it comes to Covid-19 vaccinations

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 Oct 2021, 7:29AM
Minister Peeni Henare. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Minister Peeni Henare. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Gisborne worst performing DHB when it comes to Covid-19 vaccinations

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 Oct 2021, 7:29AM

The Government is keeping a close eye on vaccination rates in every DHB, as it prepares to transition the country to a new "traffic light" system of covid restrictions. 

Auckland will move to the new system once all three of its DHBs have hit the 90-percent vaccination target. 

The rest of the country is also set to move to the system, once 90-percent of the eligible population in each DHB area has received both of their Covid jabs. 

But Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare told Kate Hawkesby everything will be up for review at Cabinet every week leading up to a major review in late November. 

“We’re pushing our hardest for getting the highest vaccination rate.” 

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