Foodstuffs welcomes today’s news that the Ministry of Health has introduced a new category and priority for vaccinations for essential workers.
“Looking after our people and customers is a top priority for us and we want to do all we can to protect them and each other as we get through this together. Making it quicker and easier for our team members to get a vaccine is the right thing to do and we fully support this opportunity for our essential teams.
“We have also recently been given the go ahead from government to set up vaccination centres for our teams and we’re looking forward to getting these underway as soon as possible.”
As well as making new priority groups for essential workers, the Government has also approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds in New Zealand, following Medsafe’s provisional approval in June.