New Zealand’s COVID-19 inoculation program will begin on February 20, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced, bringing forward the schedule after the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was received earlier than anticipated.
- New Zealand has enough vaccine to cover its population of five million, but the rollout will take months
- The vaccination program will have no immediate impact on the stalled trans-Tasman travel “bubble”
- About 12,000 border workers will be vaccinated first
Pressure has been…