23 Feb 2021

Covid-19 vaccine rollout starting small, but growing ramping up - Hipkins

From Morning Report, 7:24 am on 23 February 2021

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says NZ's vaccination roll out has started small and will scale up over the coming weeks and months.

The first results of the UK Covid-19 vaccination programme suggests it's having a significant impact on preventing serious illness.

Analysis from Scotland shows the coronavirus vaccine has reduced hospital admissions by 85 percent for people with the Pfizer vaccine and 94 percent for the AstraZeneca jab.

Hipkins told Morning Report vaccines work and that why they're being used here.