3 Apr 2024

Thousands of healthcare workers exempted from mandates

From Checkpoint, 5:12 pm on 3 April 2024

More than 8000 health workers were allowed to keep working during the pandemic, despite not being fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The data shows health providers - including district health boards, GP clinics and home-help agencies - made 516 applications for exemptions to avoid Significant Service Disruptions of which 102 were approved.

Ruth Hill reports.