18 Mar 2021

Covid-19: National Party wants vaccine target

From Morning Report, 6:18 am on 18 March 2021

The National Party is calling on the Government to have a target in place for what percentage of the population should be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says there has never been a fixed target for the number of vaccinations, with the Government instead wanting to focus on vaccinating as many people as possible.

However, National Party Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop told political reporter Charlie Dreaver he was surprised to hear no target is in place.