13 Dec 2023

Te Whatu Ora issues Covid booster reminder

From Morning Report, 7:41 am on 13 December 2023

Te Whatu Ora is reminding those eligible for Covid boosters to book them in before Christmas. New Zealand has been experiencing another wave of COVID-19 over the last few weeks with hospitalisations creeping back up. Last week Medsafe approved boosters for the XBB 1.5 strain which dominated this winter, but now only makes up about a fifth of cases. Te Whatu Ora's Doctor Nicholas Jones spoke with Ingrid Hipkiss.