20 Jan 2021

Vaccine hesitant need reliable info about its safety, says Dr Bloomfield

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 20 January 2021

Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, says although one in four New Zealanders are hesitant to get vaccinated, in his experience they just need good, reliable information about the vaccine's safety.

New Zealand is due to start vaccinating border, and high risk workers, in March or April, before moving to the general public around the middle of the year.

Nita Blake-Person's interview begins by asking Dr Bloomfield whether people were doing enough to track their movements and contacts.