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Old Feb 23rd 2021, 5:48 am
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Originally Posted by dfjordan View Post
I read that NZ hopes to have all vaccinated by the end of the year, ie 5 million in 10 months; pretty lousy in my opinion. Chile, has vaccinatec just under 3 million in 3 weeks.
It seems to be a pretty low bar when you consider UK has delivered 18 million doses in 11 weeks - the UK stuffed up many things along the way but are going great guns on the vaccination programme, as they had the foresight to invest a considerable amount in both an early orders of various vaccines and also in the planning the rollout which has helped a lot. I appreciate however that we are pretty lucky and are at the end of a long queue in terms of any desperate requirement for the vaccine and the ability to maintain global supply requirements will be the limiting factor that will determine when we get ours.

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Old Feb 24th 2021, 2:31 pm
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Apparently the Eu isn't keen on the Astra Zeneca and they have loads of stock.
They are also massive anti-vaxxers.
However this doesn't mean that they are willing to donate stocks to other countries.
Especially after the fuss they kicked up about slower vaccine delivery (which they are now not using).

Anyway, best of luck with the roll out.
It would be nice to be able to travel to NZ by January 2022.
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Old Feb 24th 2021, 5:22 pm
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The situation in many EU countries is very frustrating with vaccine sitting in warehouses because they won't release doses to lower risk groups even as they are entering a third wave. My view if that you either take the vaccine on offer or get to the back of the queue. The brutal reality of the situation is that they need to hit that 70% vaccination target as fast as possible.

To my surprise, outside of Israel, no government has been prepared to start their vaccination program. Speaking of which, how is ours going so far?
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Speaking of which, how is ours going so far?
I know we're still in this holding pattern whereby some days can feel like weeks; but they did only start last Friday with vaccinating the vaccinators. In news yesterday they were celebrating the first milestone with 1,000 doses administered - apparently another batch of 70,000 vaccines has arrived this week but seeming like it's being drip fed through and going to be an incredibly slow process with only enough doses to vaccinate 225k by end of March.
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I know we're still in this holding pattern whereby some days can feel like weeks; but they did only start last Friday with vaccinating the vaccinators. In news yesterday they were celebrating the first milestone with 1,000 doses administered - apparently another batch of 70,000 vaccines has arrived this week but seeming like it's being drip fed through and going to be an incredibly slow process with only enough doses to vaccinate 225k by end of March.
Interesting, so we should get to about 7-8 doses per 100 people by the end of March if the system is working efficiently:

​​​​https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/c...ses-per-capita
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Seems we will have to be patient unless in one of the priority groups, aged over 65 and in South Auckland.

Four main priority groups:

  • 1. 50,000 border and MIQ workers and their household contacts - they would have all completed at least their first dose by the end of this month
  • 2. Approximately 480,000 frontline workers and people living in high-risk settings, starting with 57,000 healthcare workers on the community frontlines and then moving through healthcare workers protecting NZ's most vulnerable and some of the priority populations - this work started in February and will continue through to May
  • 3. Priority populations, approximately 1.7 million people who are at high-risk if they catch Covid-19 - that group will start getting vaccinated in May
  • 4. The remainder of the NZ population - approximately 2 million people - who can expect to start seeing vaccinations available to them from July
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/...in-four-months

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That's only about 4.24m, don't we have a population of about 5.2m people?
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That's only about 4.24m, don't we have a population of about 5.2m people?
Children (below18) wont be vaccinated this round.
They are doing trials on children overseas so they (or some eg over 12) might get a jab next year
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Children (below18) wont be vaccinated this round.
They are doing trials on children overseas so they (or some eg over 12) might get a jab next year
​​​​​​Sucks to be them if borders reopen before they get the jab.
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