27 Nov 2023

Covid booster available as cases climb

From Morning Report, 8:25 am on 27 November 2023

Aotearoa is in its fifth wave of covid-19 infections, sitting at just over a thousand new cases each day.

And for those who wonder if they're eligible for a booster or not, the good news is that they are available for anyone aged over 30 if it's been at least six months since their last injection, or Covid infection.

But uptake is low. Even for people aged 50 to 64, fewer than 40 percent have received their second booster.

Otago University public health expert Michael Baker spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.