17 Dec 2020

Two new Covid-19 vaccines secured: enough for everyone

From Nine To Noon, 9:10 am on 17 December 2020

The government has made a deal to purchase two more brands of Covid-19 vaccines, bringing the total to four. But its vaccination programme is now due to start later than first planned. The Prime Minister, and three senior ministers have been outlining the contracts and roll-out plan at a news conference in Auckland.  Kathryn speaks with RNZ Health Corespondent Rowan Quinn and University of Otago's Professor David Murdoch, a clinical microbiologist who's consulted for the WHO and the Health's Ministry Covid-19 Technical Advisory Group.

A Covid-19 being prepared in a hospital in Philadelphia, United States, 16 December.

Photo: AFP