New Zealand Receives 1st Batch Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine - Prime Minister
Umer Jamshaid 19 days ago Mon 15th February 2021 | 12:21 PM
The first 60,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine arrived in New Zealand on Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said
The news comes as New Zealand put its most populous city of Auckland on three-day Level 3 lockdown after detecting three COVID-19 community cases, which were the more transmissible UK virus variant. The rest of the country moved to Level 2 lockdown for the same period. The restrictions will be reviewed on a 24-hour basis.
"I can now add and confirm that the first batch of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in New Zealand this morning. Approximately 60,000 doses or 30,000 courses landed in Auckland," Ardern told a press conference.
"That's more than enough doses to vaccinate our frontline workforce over the coming weeks," the prime minister added.
The rollout will start this Saturday.