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150,000 high-risk Kiwis yet to get first covid jab

Jem Traylen
Wed, 16 Jun 2021

The rollout to Group 1, which is for border and MIQ staff and their households, is almost complete.(Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
Wed, 16 Jun 2021
About half of the high-risk Group 2 have been fully vaccinated against covid but around one-third have still not had their first jab, BusinessDesk can reveal.The latest data shows that as of midnight Tuesday, 238,000 of an estimated 480,000 people in Group 2 have received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine.A further 95,000 have received their first dose, leaving an estimated 147,000 of the high-risk group still waiting.The Group 2 rollout began in March and is aimed at protecting frontline healthcare workers, residential care facilities and vulne...

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