12 Apr 2021

Concern about use of non-clinical vaccinators

From Midday Report, 12:42 pm on 12 April 2021

The largest Nurses' Union is concerned non-clinical staff will be giving Covid-19 vaccinations, saying it stems from a long-standing failure to employ more Māori nurses. 

Community health workers at Māori health providers will be trained to give the jab because there's not enough nurses and doctors. But the New Zealand Nurses Organisation kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku told Meriana Johnsen she isn't supportive of the move.