24 Mar 2021

Olympians, Black Caps eligible for Covid-19 vaccine priority

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 24 March 2021

Olympians and the Black Caps have been given the green light to apply for Covid-19 vaccinations from next week, so they can head away for their events.

The government has confirmed strict criteria for early vaccinations for people who need to travel overseas.

Among those eligible are people providing critical care to a dependent, accessing critical care not available in New Zealand and visiting an immediate family member who is dying.

But some say, when it comes to the roll out, the government has its priorities all wrong.

Amy Williams filed this report.