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New Zealand’s vaccine rollout needs improvement, says Pacific Covid-19 Advisor

The vaccine rollout is going well for some in our Pacific communities but not all, says Dr Api Talemaitoga. “We’re asking people to call an 0800 number and they’re waiting an hour, two hours on the phone. That’s not good enough.”

Marama T-Pole sat down with him for this week’s talanoa to get his take on the rollout, the latest Delta variant case in Wellington and the outbreak in Fiji.

An upcoming report by Drs Api Talemaitoga, Corina Grey and Debbie Ryan in partnership with the Health Quality & Safety Commission is expected to reveal bombshell findings on Pasifika health discrepancies in New Zealand. The report, Bula Sautu, will be released on 5 July.

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