The Huddle: Should we be concerned by the vaccine rollout?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 7 Apr 2021, 8:29PM
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The Huddle: Should we be concerned by the vaccine rollout?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 7 Apr 2021, 8:29PM

The National Party says our Covid-19 vaccine rollout's too slow - and second last in the OECD.

Just over 90,000 people have received a dose in New Zealand.

The Party's Covid Response spokesperson Chris Bishop told Heather du Plessis-Allan leaked data shows in January the Government planned to have 390,000 doses administered by now.

He says we should be at the front of the queue but we're at the back.

Bishop says Government started too late with ordering vaccines and creating the IT systems.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has had to clear up confusion over why some MIQ facilities might be decommissioned - while people are crying out to enter New Zealand.

A group protested at Parliament today, with some migrant workers here enduring more than a year separated from family.

Jacinda Ardern says the Government's considering the future of facilities that have been used for travellers from low-risk countries - like Australia.

She says they haven't been up to taking travellers from other areas.

Listen above as Jack Tame and Neil Miller join Heather du Plessis-Allan to discuss the day's news on The Huddle