I’m sure Jacinda Adern has said it won’t be mandatory. Sweet mama Jacinda wouldn’t force us to take a vax that’s never been tested properly would she? Surely she won’t violate the Nuremberg code? I expect getting everybody into that dubiously safe fold will be via the travel, work & recreation restrictions we’ve already been hearing about? Mind you we’ve been assured it’s not a problem if the elderly begin to die after their shots. Maybe all of this is why the vax program is in military hands? … EWR
New Zealand aims to begin vaccinating its entire population against Covid-19 in the second half of next year in its largest-ever immunization program, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. The nation’s currency rose.
The government has secured two additional vaccines from pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca Plc and Novavax Inc, and will have enough for all five million New Zealanders, Ardern said Thursday in Wellington. If proven to be safe and effective, immunization will begin with border workers and essential staff in the second quarter of 2021 followed by the general population in the second half, she said. The vaccines will be free to the public.
“This will be New Zealand’s largest immunization roll out ever,” Ardern said in a statement.