College of GPs: Vaccines need to be accessible

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 22 Apr 2021, 12:17PM
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College of GPs: Vaccines need to be accessible

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 22 Apr 2021, 12:17PM

GPs are questioning Covid-19 vaccination criteria, saying targets are too high for smaller clinics.

The Auckland rollout will have six dedicated super-centres and targeted outreach facilities, but initial plans include only 15 GP and urgent care clinics.

Locations must deliver up to 75 vaccinations a day, along with extra administration and special storage needs.

College of GPs medical director Bryan Betty told Mike Yardley the vaccines need to be accessible.

“Travelling ten kilometres to a stadium event isn’t going to achieve the outcomes we need, we need to be in a local area, and that requires general practice.”

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