The Herald reports:
The response to New Zealand’s first Delta outbreak ran into problems because the Auckland and Waikato DHBs didn’t readily know which of their staff were vaccinated.
That “presented a barrier to rapidly and safely deploying staff to where they are needed most in the current Covid-19 response” and had been “problematic”, a Ministry of Health email obtained by the Herald reveals.
That’s stunning. How is this possible?
Yesterday the Herald revealed Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins had asked health officials for advice on making the Pfizer vaccine mandatory for health workers in contact with confirmed Covid-19 cases, including in hospitals.
Only asking for advice now? Shouldn’t this have been policy for months?