8 Sep 2021

Covid-19: Aucklander still waiting to hear about Highbrook mistake

From Morning Report, 7:42 am on 8 September 2021

An Aucklander who may have got a saline shot instead of the Pfizer vaccine at an Auckland vaccination centre still hasn't been contacted by the Ministry of Health and the designated helpline had no idea what he was talking about.

This is the second person who has been in contact with RNZ unhappy with the communication coming from health officials about potential mixup at the Highbrook centre.

Five patients out of more than 700 may have received a low or no dose of the vaccine on July 12 and still hadn't been told six weeks later until RNZ broke the story.

The Director General of Health then promised people would would be contacted within 24 hours by email or letter.

Political Reporter Charlie Dreaver spoke to Corin Dann.