28 Jun 2022

Second Covid-19 booster rolled out for at risk populations

From First Up, 5:44 am on 28 June 2022

A second Covid-19 booster will be available to anyone aged over 50 today as well as any health, aged-care and disability workers over the age of 30. But is it Covid-19 or the flu back from a 2 year pandemic-hiatus wreaking havoc and causing our hospitals to be inundated? From Friday, free flu vaccines will be extended to include 800,000 more New Zealanders including children aged between 3 and 12, people with serious mental health or addiction needs and all Maori and Pacific people aged 55 to 64. So are there enough vaccines to go round? Nick Truebridge put the question to Pharmac's Director of Operations Lisa Williams