19 Dec 2021

Covid-19: Eight million vaccine doses administered

5:39 pm on 19 December 2021

New Zealand has reached a milestone of eight million vaccine doses administered.

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The milestone was featured in the Ministry of Health's 1pm Covid-19 update today.

The figure includes first doses, second doses and boosters, as well as third doses intended for those who are immune compromised. The doses include both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.

MidCentral and Hutt Valley have also reached 90 percent first doses for Māori, becoming the fourth and fifth DHB areas to reach the mark.

However nationally, the second dose rate for Māori remains at 77 percent.

Canterbury continues to lead the way overall, with 98 percent of eligible people having had a first dose and 94 percent being fully vaccinated.

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