Jabs by end of June for 20% of Southern population: Ministry

Queenstown Medical Centre nurse Suzie Hilton receives her first Covid-19 vaccination from...
Queenstown Medical Centre nurse Suzie Hilton receives her first Covid-19 vaccination from colleague Liz Taylor at the Isle St clinic on Saturday. PHOTO: TRACEY ROXBURGH
More than one million New Zealanders are expected to be vaccinated by the end of June, including more than 70,000 in the Southern District Health Board area, according to the Ministry of Health's newly released plan.

It comes after the Government refused to share its progress numbers on the Ministry of Health website following multiple request from the Herald and criticism of messy handling of public health data.

Today, the plan reveals a breakdown of the number of people who have so far been vaccinated at each District Health Board along with a weekly target of the number expected to be vaccinated by the end of June.

By June 30, the Minstry of Health expects at least 1,161,952 New Zealanders should have received their first jab.

Of these, 70,324 will be people from the Southern District Health Board area, equating to approximately 20% of the population. 

Covid-19 vaccination targets for each DHB
The number of people to be vaccinated by the end of June

DHBTotal to end JunePercent of population 
West Coast11,640
36%
Wairarapa15,960
33%
Lakes35,630
30%
South Canterbury17,304
28%
Auckland Metro456,350
26%
Northland44,217
23%
Hawke's Bay38,196
21%
MidCentral39,632
21%
Tairāwhiti10,723
21%
Southern70,324
20%
Nelson Marlborough29,740
18%
Bay of Plenty47,906
18%
Waikato73,042
17%
Canterbury95,568
16%
Whanganui10,020
15%
Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley65,436
14%
Taranaki8,829
7%
Other Sites6,840
 
Total1,077,357
 

 

Almost half of those (497,991 people) will be from the Auckland metro region, which accounts for about 26% of its population.

At Canterbury DHB, nearly 100,100 people (16% of the population) should have been given their first dose by then.

And at Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley, at least 65,000 people (20% of its population) should have had their first jab.

To date, only 84,600 New Zealanders have been vaccinated across the country. In the Wairarapa and West Coast not one person has received the jab.

The most common demographic to receive the vaccination so far are those between the age of 30 and 39. More than 21,000 in that age bracket have had their first job and more than 6000 have had both.

More than 60,000 females have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and more than 41,000 males.

In order for every New Zealander to be vaccinated by the end of the year, it will mean that about one million people will need the jab each month.

Despite having a bigger population than six other regions, Taranaki DHB is planned to have the lowest coverage with only 7% of its population vaccinated by June 30.

- additional reporting Otago Daily Times

Comments

and we fall further and further behind due to our inept government. Made a good start and then failed big time.Time to go Jacinda.

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