Covid Recovery Minister Chris Hipkins said 135,585 doses of the vaccine had been administered, including 7,695 in the past 24 hours. According to him, 43% were delivered to Auckland, of which 19% are Maori or Pasifika.
More than a million New Zealanders are expected to be vaccinated by the end of June, according to the new plan from the Ministry of Health.
It comes after the government refused to share its progress figures on the Department of Health’s website following multiple requests from the Herald and criticism of the disorderly handling of public health data.
Today, the plan reveals a breakdown of the number of people who have so far been vaccinated in each district health board as well as a weekly target of how many should be vaccinated by the end of June.
By June 30, the health ministry expects at least 1,161,952 New Zealanders to have received their first stroke.
Almost half of them (497,991 people) will be from the Auckland metropolitan area, which represents around 26% of its population.
In Canterbury DHB, nearly 100,100 people (16% of the population) should have received their first dose by then.
And in Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley, at least 65,000 people (20% of its population) should have had their first shot.
To date, only 84,600 New Zealanders have been vaccinated across the country. In Wairarapa and on the west coast, not a single person received the blow.
The most frequently vaccinated demographic groups to date are those between the ages of 30 and 39. Over 21,000 people in this age group got their first job and over 6,000 got both.
More than 60,000 women have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and more than 41,000 men.
To ensure that every New Zealander is vaccinated by the end of the year, that means around one million people will need the vaccine each month.
Despite a larger population than six other regions, Taranaki DHB is expected to have the lowest coverage with only 7% of its population vaccinated by June 30.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-14 06:31:11