The COVID-19 media conference starts at 4pm.
- Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
- Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins
Watch the media conference.
Media release — Government purchases enough Pfizer vaccines for all New Zealanders
The Government has signed an advance purchase agreement for 8.5 million additional doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, enough to vaccinate 4.25 million people. The vaccines are expected to arrive in New Zealand during the second half of the year.