A new batch of Covid-19 vaccines has arrived in New Zealand, two days ahead of schedule.
The consignment of 150,000 doses was flown into Auckland Airport yesterday afternoon.
The vaccines have had to travel into New Zealand and kept at ultra-low temperatures to ensure that they are safe and effective.
New Zealand Covid Minster, Chris Hipkins, said the early arrival meant New Zealand would not run out of vaccine. We were scheduled to do so on Wednesday if the shipment had not arrived.
Hipkins said one million doses were arriving this month which meant the vaccination programme could start being ramped up.
The rollout plan has the general population in group 4 start getting the vaccine from late July. An online booking system will be online from 28 July and those over 60 will be invited to book from that date.