Group 2
Protect our high-risk frontline workers and people living in high-risk places

Who – approximately 480,000

  • High-risk frontline healthcare workforces who are most likely to contract and/or spread COVID-19 through their interaction with patients.
  • Any person who usually lives in long-term residential care where residents are at risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19.
  • All people working in long-term residential environments where people are at risk of getting very sick or dying from COVID-19.
  • Older Māori and Pacific people cared for by whānau (and the people they live with and their carers).
  • Any person who is aged 65+ or has a relevant underlying health condition4 or disability living in the Counties Manukau DHB area.

Why

  • Frontline healthcare and disability workers are at greater risk of getting COVID-19, or spreading it to people most at risk.
  • People in long-term residential care, and older Māori and Pacific people living with their whānau in the community, have a higher risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 and getting very sick or dying.
  • International evidence has shown that COVID-19 can spread quickly through long-term residential care facilities. We need to protect the people living and working in them.
  • There are many border operations and MIQ facilities based in the Counties Manukau DHB district. We need to protect the people living there who are at the greatest risk of getting very sick or dying from COVID-19.

When
March, April, May

Where

  • Workers get the vaccine at or near places of employment.
  • Workers and residents in long-term residential environments get the vaccine at or near their facility.
  • Māori and Pacific providers offer the vaccine to older people who live with their whānau, and their households and carers, at locations in their communities.
  • Different options, including community clinics and pop-up centres available in the Counties Manukau DHB district.