Frontline staff soon to be offered Covid-19 vaccine

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Covid-19 vaccine syringes have arrived in New Zealand and are being shipped around the country.

The first people to receive the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine will be border workers, cleaners, nurses and security staff.

The plan is to immunise over a thousand border workers for Covid-19 by mid-March. The first doses will be completed on Saturday.

Staff from Auckland’s Jet Park quarantine hotel, as well as Wellington’s Grand Mercure and Christchurch’s Sudima Airport hotels, which are ‘dual-use’ managed isolation and quarantine facilities, will be first following border workers.

Then, the staff at the other 29 MIQ hotels around New Zealand will be vaccinated, along with customs, hotel and airline workers.

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