October 04, 2021
Unvaxed at back of queue Davis prescription
Cabinet Minister Kelvin Davis says forcing people to get vaccinations is a step too far – but he’s in favour of giving the unvaccinated low priority for services if they get Covid-19.
The Te Taitokerau MP says excuses for not getting vaccinated are wearing thin, and he’s disappointed to a poor response from schools in his electorate to an offer to send a vaccination bus to their schools.
He says even a 90 percent vaccination rate means half a million New Zealanders are unvaccinated and could potentially clog up the hospital system.
“People who don’t get jabs and contract Covid, I think they should be way down the priority list. Their families can look after them if hospitals are clogged up with those getting the cancer treatment, getting the other treatments, because they have made their choice,” Mr Davis says.
He says Saturday’s anti-lockdown picnic in the Auckland Domain which drew Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki and 2000 others was irresponsible, selfish, self promoting and is likely to cause more lockdowns.