9 Mar 2021

Covid-19: Health experts expecting vaccine misinformation

From Morning Report, 8:36 am on 9 March 2021

Health experts expect there will be misconceptions to dispel when the Covid-19 vaccination mass rollout begins later this year.

A double-jab for every New Zealander has moved closer to reality with the government completing a bulk purchase of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccination.

An additional 8.5 million doses will arrive in the second half of the year - enough for five million people to get the two jabs needed to be fully protected against Covid-19.

But will there need to be education about vaccination for those who are hesitant?

Immunisation Advisory Centre medical advisor Professor Peter McIntyre spoke to Corin Dann.