Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Says Vaccine Likely in March

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expects that the vaccination against COVID-19 in New Zealand will occur on March, however, not everyone would be able to get vaccinated at once.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expects that the vaccination against COVID-19 in New Zealand will occur on March, however, not everyone would be able to get vaccinated at once.

She added that the details of the timing would take place later in the month.

There are two vaccines so far for New Zealand – Pfizer and Janssen.

Pzifer’s product could be in the country as early as March.

This would be a two-dose vaccine that would cover over 750,000 people.

Meanwhile, Janssen would require just one injection, however it would not get here until September 2021, with two million initial doses and more to follow if needed.

Ardern has announced that there could be a potential travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Islands, however, it is still being worked through. She would not be drawn on a timeline.

She said New Zealand’s climate emergency would be declared this week.


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