11 Mar 2022

Covid-19: study shows vulnerable groups failed in vax rollout

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 11 March 2022

A study released concludes the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in this country has failed Maori and at-risk communities.

Researchers studied the geographical distribution of Covid-19 vaccination services to see how equitably they were spread.

They found that priority groups including Maori, Pasifika and older people had significantly lower access to vaccination services.

The lead researcher, Jesse Whitehead, of Waikato Univerity, spoke to Guyon Espiner.