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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Vaccinating Kiwi teens is expected to bolster New Zealand's defence against Covid-19

    Vaccinating Kiwi teens is expected to bolster New Zealand's defence against Covid-19


    Rolling-out the Pfizer jab for 12 to 15-year-olds has been approved by Medsafe and is pending sign-off from Cabinet.

    The Immunisation Advisory Centre's Director says the main focus right now must be jabbing high-risk adults.

    But Nikki Turner says immunising teens toward the end of the programme will be useful.

    She says it's unlikely we will achieve herd immunity - but we can vaccinate as many people as possible - so when the virus arrives it can't transmit widely.

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