Policy

Medsafe sticking to vaccine rollout schedule

Rebecca Howard
Wed, 13 Jan 2021

Rebecca Howard
Wed, 13 Jan 2021
Medsafe is sticking to the current timetable for the rollout of covid-19 vaccines despite calls from the opposition National Party to fast-track it.“As things currently stand, NZ expects to start vaccinating frontline workers from the second quarter of this year, and the general public in the second half of this year,” a ministry of health spokesperson reiterated. Opposition leader Judith Collins this week said the government should accelerate the rollout in the light of new, highly-infectious variants.“Kiwis are rightly...

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