14 Jan 2022

Covid-19 vaccines: Deadline hits for Fire and Emergency, police

3:39 pm on 14 January 2022

Today is the deadline for Fire and Emergency staff and some police officers to have had two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

People line up at a Covid-19 vaccination centre

People line up at a Covid-19 vaccination centre Photo: RNZ / Angus Dreaver

They are among workers in the health and disability, education, and corrections sectors who work with high-risk populations or settings.

Vaccinations are also required for those who work within two metres of health practitioners and children for more than 15 minutes at a time.

Meanwhile, all sworn police officers and Defence Force staff have to have had their first dose by Monday and their second dose by 1 March.

And managed isolation workers have until the end of this month to get their booster shot.

As of Wednesday, 40 percent were yet to do so.

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