New Zealand Offers Free Coronavirus Vaccines To Residents, Neighboring Pacific Island Nations
NPR: New Zealand Will Give Free Coronavirus Vaccines To Residents, Neighboring Nations
“New Zealand has advance purchased two new coronavirus vaccines from pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Novavax, giving the small island country the ability to vaccinate its 5 million residents. Government officials also announced Thursday they will go a step further and provide free doses to its population as well as neighboring nations Tokelau, Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu, should they want them. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said during a news conference that the effort would be the country’s largest immunization rollout ever…” (Diaz, 12/17).