The first batch of Covid-19 vaccines has been administered at the Auckland quarantine facility, marking the “beginning of the end of the pandemic in New Zealand”.
Twenty-five health professionals were the first in the country to be given the vaccine on Friday afternoon. They also practised administering the vaccine.
This is good news but I would say it is the end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end.
It is likely Covid-19 restrictions of some sort will remain in place until 2024, from what I have seen. Even if we get 75% vaccinated by the end of 2021, that doesn’t mean borders will open fully.