September 13, 2021
Denmark deal eases fear of vaccine shortage
A third of eligible New Zealanders are now vaccinated after a weekend in which 80,000 Aucklanders got a jab.
Another 32 per cent have had their first dose, and 34.6 per cent are still unvaccinated.
Fears stoked by Opposition parties last week that the Government had under-ordered vaccines were eased with the announcement half a million vaccines were coming from Denmark, on top of the 275,000 from Spain which arrived last week.
That means the extraordinary pace of vaccination can be maintained.
Capacity has been added with the Auckland Airport Park and Ride drive-through and the Trusts Arena in West Auckland open for walk-ups, and bookings available at community vaccination centres, GPs and pharmacies.
There were 20 new community cases confirmed yesterday and 23 on Saturday, all in Auckland, dampening hopes the region would move down from level 4 this week.