One in 20 Kiwi adults now fully vaccinated, new batch of vaccines arrives


New Zealand continues to outpace its planned vaccine rollout schedule, with more than 668,000 jabs completed as of midnight Tuesday.

Almost 234,000 Kiwis are now fully vaccinated, about 5.6 per cent of the 16+ population.

This is tracking at about 109 per cent of the Government’s plan, associate health Minister Ayesha Verrall said.

New Zealand has generally been its exceeding its plan for the first phases of its vaccine rollout, but Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins has been openly “nervous” about the mass rollout.