Canterbury DHB is investigating a Covid-19 vaccine oversupply of more than a thousand doses. Photo / NZH

Canterbury DHB says it is investigating a Covid-19 vaccine oversupply of more than 1,000 doses.

The supply of 1,400 doses was received last Friday.

Ralph La Salle, executive manager of the CDHB Covid-19 response, said they must be used by the end of the day before they expire.

To use the vaccine, doses were used to start the staff vaccination program at the CDHB campuses in Christchurch and Burwood.

Clinics were established at both sites on Tuesday and will continue today.

A community vaccination clinic at Burwood Hospital (booked appointments only) for family contacts of border workers and MIQ and frontline health workers (group 2a) began on March 29.

Additional doses of the excess vaccine have also been diverted to provide vaccinations for this group.

“Due to the current uptake and demand for immunization opportunities for our staff and frontline health workers in the community, we believe we will avoid any waste.”

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This notice was published: 2021-04-13 21:09:08


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