Wānaka Sun       

One in three vaccinated

Posted at 3:32pm Thursday 02 Sep, 2021

Almost 30 per cent of people in the Southern Health Board district were fully vaccinated against Covid by Tuesday this week.


A total of 267,721 doses of the vaccine had been delivered in the Southern district, 87,268 of which were second doses, Southern COVID-19 vaccine programme lead Hamish Brown told the Wānaka Sun this week.


The latest figures emphasise how the Southern vaccine programme has scaled up delivery through new models such as drive ins and increased capacity at many locations.


More than 50,000 doses of the vaccine were delivered across theSouthern district last week.


Hamish Brown said due to the widely distributed model of the vaccine rollout and the mobility of rural communities, he was unable to provide reliable data on rates of uptake within regions.


Across the district, 60 per cent of the population has received at least one dose, and one vax and 29.6 percent are fully vaccinated.




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