Covid-19 vaccine: Government has purchased enough for every New Zealander | RNZ News

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins made the announcement at a post-Cabinet briefing about 4pm.

Ardern said the decision to make Pfizer New Zealand’s primary vaccine provider was based on it being shown to be about 95 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infection.

“Whilst the Pfizer vaccine does need to be kept at ultra-cold temperatures, this challenge is offset by only having to deal with one vaccine, rather than multiple vaccines with multiple protocols. It will simplify our vaccine roll out.”

Source: Covid-19 vaccine: Government has purchased enough for every New Zealander | RNZ News