19 May 2021

Government has plans for if vaccine deliveries delayed - Chris Hipkins

From Morning Report, 8:12 am on 19 May 2021

Covid-19 Minister Chris Hipkins is still optimistic all New Zealand adults will be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of the year, despite a major report suggesting otherwise.

A review by the Auditor General is casting doubt on the government meeting its deadline, citing worries about vaccine supply, reaching remote areas, and the number of trained vaccinators.

John Ryan also says the government needs a better contingency plan in case it doesn't get the full number of doses it expects.

Hipkins spoke to Corin Dann.