LIVE: Covid vaccine rollout explained

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield. Photo: RNZ.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield explains New Zealand's Covid-19 vaccine roll-out plan including delivery, the online booking tool, and public sentiment research.

He is joined by Counties Manukau District Health Board (DHB) chief executive Fepulea'i Margie Apa, and Ministry of Health data and digital deputy director-general Shayne Hunter.

Medsafe has requested additional information from Johnson & Johnson ahead of making a decision about whether to approve the pharmaceutical company's Covid-19 Janssen vaccine.

In the past few days the US, EU, Australia and South Africa have temporarily halted its use, over concerns about a rare type of blood clotting.

Two new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation - from India and Ethiopia - have been reported today.

A pop-up testing centre remains open in Mt Roskill in central Auckland, an area where some places were visited by an MIQ worker who tested positive at the weekend.


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