Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, is confident New Zealand will be ready to administer Covid-19 vaccines to border workers as soon as the doses arrive. However, Newshub reports, Medsafe must give the green light first. The timeline around vaccine delivery has been a hot political topic this month, with New Zealand not yet having access to any jabs despite more than 50 countries now administering doses. According to Dr. Bloomfield, vaccines are expected to arrive in the first quarter of the year, with New Zealand investing in four vaccines – 750,000 doses from Pfizer/BioNTech, 5 million from Janssen, 3.8 million from the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca, and 5.36 million from Novavax.
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