8 Apr 2021

Rest homes still waiting for Covid-19 vaccination start date

From Checkpoint, 5:55 pm on 8 April 2021

Rest homes around the country are still waiting for a start date for Covid-19 vaccinations, despite being in a priority group that should be getting the jab about now.

The Aged Care Association represents about 90 percent of rest homes in New Zealand and it wants certainty around the rollout, saying it is juggling flu jabs too.

Chief executive Simon Wallace says the association has about 35,000 residents and just as many staff due vaccinations - but only a handful have got the Covid-19 jab so far.