17 Aug 2021

GP says Canterbury DHB underestimated group 1 numbers

From Morning Report, 8:41 am on 17 August 2021

A miscalculation of how many Cantabrians are in group one of the vaccination rollout is being blamed for the DHB's stuttering progress.

Group 1 includes people working at the border or in MIQ, and the people that they live with.

A leading GP says DHB figures for that group, and therefore the number of vaccines asked for, were well short Canterbury District Health Board says it is now making up the lost ground.

Here's Conan Young.