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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    More than three-thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, have been administered in New Zealand

    More than three-thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, have been administered in New Zealand


    The jab's been available for nearly a month for those aged 18 and over who can't receive Pfizer, or want a different option.

    About two thousand-400 had their first dose -- with the other 600 made up of second, third and booster doses.

    Auckland University vaccinologist Helen Petousis-Harris says AstraZeneca is reasonable at preventing severe illness from Omicron.

    She says it's pretty good at preventing people being put in hospital, so it's worth having.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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