Nationwide, 90% of eligible Pacific people are now fully vaccinated, with a total of 258,713 having had their second dose.
Hawke’s Bay DHB has also reached the milestone of 90% of the eligible population being fully vaccinated.
In addition, about 70% of the eligible 300,00 people have received a booster after six months since their second dose.
Our vaccine rollout remains our key defence against all variants of COVID-19, including Omicron.
With 90% of the eligible population now double-dosed, and the booster programme underway, New Zealanders are well protected.
We want vaccinations to continue increasing and ask everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated.
This is also a timely reminder for people over the age of 18 to get their booster shot if it has been six months since their last vaccine dose.
From 5 January, people only need to wait four months since their last dose and will be able to access a booster through walk in clinics.
COVID-19 vaccine update
Vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people): 3,974,357 first doses (94%); 3,850,822 second doses (91%); 28,890 third primary doses; 312,821 booster doses.
Vaccines administered 30 December 2021: 963 first doses; 4,916 second doses; 390 third primary doses and 17,116 booster doses.Māori (percentage of eligible people): 500,204 first doses (88%); 460,296 second doses (81%)
Pacific People (percentage of eligible people): 271,232 first doses (95%); 258,713 second doses (90%)