18 Jan 2021

Hipkins: New Zealanders have to wait their turn for vaccination

From Morning Report, 7:12 am on 18 January 2021

The Covid-19 recovery minister, Chris Hipkins, says New Zealanders have to wait for the vaccine to roll out in countries being ravaged by the virus before they'll get their turn. New Zealand's Covid-19 vaccine roll out will be the largest ever mass immunisation campaign in our history and the government is hoping it will be available to the general public around the middle of the year. But first, Medsafe needs to approve the vaccines for safe use. Mani Dunlop spoke to Minister Chris Hipkins, who says the rollout will begin once the vaccines start to arrive within the next three months.