29 Nov 2021

Important to get booster vaccination from today

From First Up, 5:51 am on 29 November 2021

If you had your second shot of the Covid-19 vaccine more than six months ago you'll be able to get a third booster shot from today. New Zealand's vaccine rollout began in February this year, so healthcare and border workers, as well as elderly New Zealanders, could now be eligible for a third dose. The Ministry of Health expects over 455 - thousand people will be eligible for a booster by the end of the year. Nathan Rarere spoke with University of Otago epidemiologist Michael Baker.