As at 14 July, 63,875 doses of the free Pfizer BioNTech vaccine have been administered in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough region since vaccination started on 1 March 2021. 27,202 of these are second doses.
This puts Nelson Marlborough Health and our primary care and Māori health partners ahead of target. We are currently achieving 162% of our target as reported on the Ministry of Health website.
We are currently offering vaccination to people in Groups 1, 2 and 3. We have completed vaccination clinics for all rest homes in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough and have started to vaccinate people in their homes if they are not able to leave their house easily.
Vaccination for people in Groups 1, 2 and 3 will continue until late July when we will start to offer it to people in Group 4. We are currently providing approximately 4,500 vaccines a week and plan to gradually increase this to the point we are offering approximately 12,500 a week from late August onwards.