Ninety percent of eligible population in Auckland now fully vaccinated


After more than 100 days in lockdown, New Zealand’s largest city moved to the traffic light system today, with cafes, bars, gyms and cinemas opening.

Today has also seen a number of “significant vaccination achievements” in Auckland, the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC) said.

With Waitemāta DHB joining Auckland DHB in surpassing the 90 percent mark, the figure has now been achieved as an average across the three DHBs in the city.

Auckland DHB has reached 97 percent of eligible people receiving their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and 93 percent fully vaccinated, while Waitemāta’s first dose rate is 93 percent, with 90 percent fully vaccinated.

First dose vaccination rates in Counties Manukau stand at 93 percent for first doses and 87 percent for the second. The DHB is projected to hit 90 percent within the next couple of weeks.

Eighty percent of Māori aged 12 and over in Auckland DHB are now fully vaccinated.