November 09, 2021
Gotyadot message cuts through
The organisers of the rangatahi IRA.DOT vaccine drive says the new message resonated with Tāmaki Makaurau.
Over the weekend 15,332 Aucklanders, including 2733 Māori, rolled up their sleeves to get jabbed or, if they preferred, dotted.
Pere Wihongi says the name change had support from Māori still unsure about the vaccine.
“We have had an influx of rangatahi posting on our social media sites saying the language and the perspectives used in this campaign has switched their perspective so they become less reluctant,” he says.
There were 125 new community cases of Covid 19 reported today, 117 in Auckland, six in Northland and two in Waikato.
There are 51 cases in hospital, including nine in ICU or HDU.
In Auckland there were 6,337 vaccinations yesterday – 1,428 first doses and 4,909 second doses.
The total number of eligible Māori vaccinated now stands at 754,271, with 75 percent have received the first dose 58 percent being fully vaccinated.