Maori And Pacific Islanders Do Not Want The Jab - Make Them Take It
This despite both groups being under-represented in Covid cases to date. So I had a look at the latest vaccination statistics by ethnicity, a little bit more hidden they are now on the Health Ministry website.
Oh dear. You really can lead a horse to the water.......
Maori (16.5% of the population) make up just 8.9% of first dose and 9.3% of second dose.
Pacific Peoples (9% of the population) make up just 6% of first dose and 6.3% of second dose.
Asians by comparison of minority groups make up 15.3% of the population and 15.6% of first dose and 15.4% of second dose.
Here are the priority groups in New Zealand's vaccine rollout.
If you are Maori or Pacific Islander and do not qualify under these priority Group 1 or even 2, then you seriously lack imagination to find a qualifying class to demand a vaccine early from your local provider!
Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the ministry is now going to the DHBs to try to get more specific patient data so they can understand the total size of each priority group.
Over $40 million had been allocated for communities facing significant barriers in their rollout, including $24.5m for community-based vaccine support services to support Māori health providers, and 40,000 courses of the vaccine as a starting point.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Covid-19 group said the ad was developed with “input from several Māori communications experts”.
In response to these concerns, the Ministry of Health recently committed $3m to a Māori Covid-19 vaccination communications fund to create more iwi-centric communications.
Ardern said 98 port workers who had dealt with the Rio De La Plata had been tested but only nine of the workers were fully vaccinated.She pointed out that it was now mandatory for those workers to be vaccinated by the end of September "or it may mean job loss".
Stop farfing around and call them out, we know who these people are and where they are from and who they are influenced by. They were meant to be vaccinated months ago. Vaccines are available.
Same when this happened. What were the ethnicities of persons who turned up to this? It was an event target specifically at South Auckland and Maori and Pacific Islanders. Hmmm......