20 Oct 2021

Covid-19: Whānau Ora vaccine rollout plan was rejected

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 20 October 2021

The Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency says more than 90 percent of Māori would've received both doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine by now, if its vaccine rollout proposal it handed to ministers in February hadn't been rejected.

The government says the business case wasn't approved because of supply constraints at the time. 

Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency Chair Merepeka-Raukawa-Tait spoke to Corin Dann.