Police and defence force at pointy end of vaccine mandate

Police and defence force at pointy end of vaccine mandate
NZ police must be fully vaccinated by Jan 17. (Image: Getty)
Michael Andrew
The government’s vaccine mandates have been extended to police and the defence force, workplace relations and safety minister Michael Wood has announced.The requirements will cover sworn members, recruits and authorised officers of the police, and all defence force staff. Workers in both organisations will be required to get the first doses of the vaccine by Jan 17 2022, and second doses by March 1 2022.“So many of the individuals within these organisations have been essential to our covid-19 response and are already fully vaccinate...

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