1 Aug 2021

Vaccine rollout: organisers reach goal at mass vaccination event

10:06 pm on 1 August 2021

More than 15,500 people have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a mass event in south Auckland.

Getting the Covid-19 vaccine at mass vaccination event in Manukau, Auckland.

Photo: Screengrab / ADHB

More than 5600 were inoculated today - the last day of the three-day event - at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau.

The lead of the programme, Alex Pimm, said the event has been an overwhelming success.

He said his team will take some time to reflect what lessons can be learnt to improve future events.

A repeat event so that people can receive their second doses is planned at the same location in six weeks.

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