Lockdown needed due to low vaccination rate

Stuff reports:

New Zealand is not anywhere near close to a vaccination rate that would allow for a response to Covid-19 community cases that doesn’t involve lockdowns, experts have said.

Here’s the latest data showing the share of population who has received at least one dose:

Covid-19 vaccination rateAug-21Aug 21 Rank
Iceland81%1
Portugal76%2
Denmark75%3
Chile74%4
Spain74%4
Canada73%6
Belgium72%7
Ireland71%8
UK70%9
Finland70%10
Norway70%11
Netherlands69%12
France68%13
Israel68%14
Italy68%15
Sweden66%16
Germany63%17
Austria60%18
US59%19
Hungary59%20
Lithuania58%21
Greece56%22
Switzerland55%23
Czech54%24
Estonia52%25
Turkey52%25
Japan50%27
Poland50%28
Slovenia46%29
South Korea45%30
Latvia43%31
Slovak43%32
Mexico42%33
Colombia41%34
Australia39%35
New Zealand30%36

11 OECD countries have vaccinated at least 70% of the population. 29 have vaccinated at least 50%. We remain bottom at 30%.

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