22 Jul 2021

1.5M doses of vaccine given, GPs feel sidelined in rollout

From First Up, 5:54 am on 22 July 2021

We turn our attention now to the country's Covid-19 vaccine rollout. More than 1.5 million doses of the Pfizer have now been given in New Zealand. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said New Zealand is tracking about 5 percent ahead of the government's plan. Many of the country's GPs feel like they're being sidelined in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and are frustrated by the red tape involved in being a part of the programme. Joining Nathan Rarere is the president of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, Samantha Murton.