27 Jul 2021

Less than 25 percent of people invited to mass vaccination event signed up

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 27 July 2021

Less than a quarter of people who received an initial invitation to the country's first mass Covid-19 vaccination have booked a slot.

The three-day clinic at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau starts on Friday and aims to give shots to more 15,000 people.

It was supposed to be centred around Manukau Institute of Technology students and their families, but so few booked a place that officials have had to massively widen the invitation list - twice.

Chen Liu reports.