Mass vaccination lead: South Auckland event exceeded expectations

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 2 Aug 2021, 10:56AM
Last weekend's mass vaccination event at MIT. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Last weekend's mass vaccination event at MIT. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Mass vaccination lead: South Auckland event exceeded expectations

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 2 Aug 2021, 10:56AM

The country's first mass vaccination event has exceeded expectations.

More than 15,700 people had the jab over three days at South Auckland's Vodafone Event Centre beating the goal of vaccinating 15,000.

It got off to a shaky start on Friday morning, with long queues when people arrived early for their appointments.

Northern region mass vaccination lead Alex Pimm told Mike Hosking extra admin staff helped get people through faster.

“We had a brilliant weekend and the feedback from the public has been great so we're really happy with how that went.”

Pimm said that it could be possible to vaccinate more with a larger venue.

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