25 Jun 2021

Covid-19 vaccine rollout criticised by taxi drivers

From Checkpoint, 6:16 pm on 25 June 2021

The governments Covid-19 vaccine roll out plan is facing criticism from taxi drivers who say they should be a priority to get their jab.

Just over one million people have had their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and around 380,000 are fully vaccinated.

The rollout is now reaching those in Group 3 - which does not include taxi drivers.

But as they are in constant contact with customers, many of them tourists from Australia, they told Checkpoint reporter Louise Ternouth they need to be higher on the list.