Bay health board reaches 90pc vaccination target
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The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has reached its target of 90 per cent fully-vaccinated. The community effort needed for the Bay of Plenty to reach the 90 per cent fully-vaccinated milestone is being recognised and praised. “We’re gratified to have reached the 90 per cent milestone,” says Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) chief executive officer Pete Chandler. “I wish to mihi the community effort to which this success is owed — from vaccine providers to iwi to community groups to Bay of Plenty DHB staff — thank you.” In reaching the milestone on Friday, more than 195,000 people have received two doses of the Covid19 vaccine in the Bay of Plenty. The DHB says it will continue its focus on the Covid-19 vaccine, with booster doses under way, the 5 to 11-year-old rollout starting on Monday, January 17, and a strong commitment to obtaining the same double dose vaccination rate for Ma¯ori. “The mahi continues until every community across the rohe is offered the same protection against Covid-19. We remain focused on an equitable rollout,” says Chandler. Eligible people can continue to get their first, second or booster Covid19 vaccine doses at walk-in clinics throughout the Bay of Plenty: www. healthpoint.co.nz/covid19-vaccination/bay-of-plenty.