Manawatu Guardian - 2021-06-10


Vaccinations start


MidCentral District Health Board has started Covid-19 vaccinations for people in group 3, including people aged 65 and over and those with underlying health conditions. People and whana¯u within the MidCentral DHB rohe started to be invited to book a vaccination from May 31. Chief medical officer Kelvin Billinghurst says there are more than 50,000 people in the MidCentral rohe in group 3, so not everyone will receive an invitation immediately. “People will be notified in different ways, including via email, phone, text and letter, across the next two months, and it’s important you wait to receive your invitation to book. There is enough vaccine for everyone and nobody will miss out.” Billinghurst said there was still a focus on priority populations in group 2. “While we are now opening to group 3, there are still people in group 2 who need to book their vaccination appointments, especially Ma¯ ori kauma¯ tua.” Vaccination for group 4 will start from August.


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