4 Mar 2021

Vaccine rollout needs to be flexible, as well as clear

From Midday Report, 12:16 pm on 4 March 2021

A leading vaccinologist says the country's Covid-19 vaccine roll-out needs to be flexible, because whom the country's most vulnerable are will change depending on whether Aotearoa is facing community transmission or not.

Auckland Jet Park Hotel quarantine facility worker Lorna Masoe receiving the Covid-19 vaccine on 20 February 2021.

Photo: Supplied / Ministry of Health

Border workers and their family members have begun being immunised - with frontline health-workers next in line - but the following group to be prioritised is still a mystery.

Opposition MPs are calling for clarity over who will get inoculated and when.

The University of Auckland vaccinologist, Helen Petousis-Harris, tol Māni Dunlop that while clarity is important, the whole situation could change at a moment's notice.