Two million vaccine doses administered in New Zealand


People aged 55 and up will be able to book vaccines from Friday, five days earlier than planned, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.

He also says New Zealand’s rollout of the Pfizer vaccine has reached the two-million mark, with 2,021,024 doses given by midnight last night.

Chris Hipkins and joint head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine Megan Main have given a coronavirus and vaccine update this afternoon.

Yesterday was a record day for vaccinations with more than 42,000 inoculations, and DHBs continuing to track more than 3 percent ahead of the plan, Hipkins says.

Second doses have been given to 769,700 New Zealanders.