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The importance of 90%+ vaccination rates

Andy Fyers
Fri, 24 Sep 2021

New Zealand could achieve population immunity with very high rates of vaccination.
Andy Fyers
Fri, 24 Sep 2021
New modelling from Te Pūnaha Matatini underlines how important it will be to achieve vaccination rates significantly above 90% if New Zealand is to move beyond a strategy of lockdowns and strict border controls.Under some of the modelled scenarios, with vaccine coverage above 90% of everyone over five and moderate public health measures in place, a degree of population immunity could be achieved. This would mean outbreaks fizzled out, Te Pūnaha Matatini's Professor Shaun Hendy said.But with levels closer to 80% annual deaths would run into...

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