11 Mar 2021

Māori Party co-leader doesn't want to tell Māori to get Covid-19 vaccination

From Morning Report, 8:09 am on 11 March 2021

The Māori Party says it's reluctant to tell Māori to get the Covid-19 injection, saying it's ultimately up to them.  

The vaccine framework announced yesterday includes prioritising Māori and Pasifika living with whānau - and those with health needs living in South Auckland. 

Almost $40 million has been set aside for the Māori health strategy - but Māori MPs say convincing whānau to roll up their sleeves for the jab will be a challenge. 

Political reporter Meriana Johnsen has more.