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Emeritus professor: The actual vaccine rate will be much less than 90 percent

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 7 Jun 2022, 7:40am
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Emeritus professor: The actual vaccine rate will be much less than 90 percent

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 7 Jun 2022, 7:40am

Our vaccination rate isn't quite as high as it's being promoted.

Stats NZ is reviewing Ministry of Health data which captured those who used the health system in 2020.

The 96 percent level claimed could be skewed as Maori have a much lower usage rate of the health system.

Auckland University Emeritus Professor of Medicine Des Gorman told Mike Hosking the actual percentage will be much less than 90.

“I think, you’re looking at something like if you look at the booster rate of 52 percent, I think that drops to about 35 percent for Maori for example, so it makes quite a dramatic difference.”

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