The South Canterbury DHB has become the 12th in the country to reach the 90 percent first dose vaccination milestone, the Ministry of Health says.
There were 21,501 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6002 first doses and 15,499 second doses, the Ministry said in a statement.
To date, 91 percent of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 83 percent are fully vaccinated.
That means more than 7,300,000 vaccine doses have been administered so far.
For Māori 817,289 doses have been delivered made up of 451,615 first doses (79 percent of the eligible population) and 365,674 second doses (64pc).
For Pacific peoples the figure is 81,729 doses consisting of 256,250 first doses (89pc) and 225,479 second doses (79pc).
Twelve DHBs have now reached the 90 percent first dose vaccination milestone, including South Canterbury, the Ministry said.
The spread of Covid-19 cases to regions throughout New Zealand is a reminder that everyone needs to heed the advice that will help keep communities safe, the Ministry said, with vaccination an important part of that.
Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)
- Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people) first doses (84pc); second doses (74pc)
- Auckland metro DHBs first doses (93pc); second doses (87pc)
- Waikato DHB First doses (90pc); second doses (81pc)
- Bay of Plenty DHB first doses (88pc); second doses (78pc)
- Hawke's Bay DHB first doses (89pc); second doses (79pc)
- Lakes DHB first doses (86pc); second doses (76pc)
- Taranaki DHB first doses (89pc); second doses (78pc)
- MidCentral DHB first doses (91pc); second doses (81pc)
- Wairarapa DHB first doses (91pc); second doses (81pc)
- Capital and Coast DHB first doses (94pc); second doses (88pc)
- Canterbury DHB first doses (94pc); second doses (85pc)
There are 149 community cases of Covid-19 reported in the country today - 140 in Auckland, six in Waikato, two in the Bay of Plenty and one in Canterbury.