WHAT IS BEING DONE TO SUPPORT MĀORI AND PACIFIC (OR VULNERABLE) COMMUNITITES TO GET VACCINATED?
The Government is providing an additional $120 million to lift Māori vaccination rates. The Ministry of Health vaccination programme includes support and information for Māori, Pacifica, rural, and disabled people.
Karawhiua is a unifying campaign for whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori communities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 through vaccination. Karawhiua is led by Te Puni Kōkiri, co-delivered by Te Hiringa Hauora and supported by the Ministry of Health and the Unite Against COVID-19 teams. Similarly, a support team is assisting disabled people to access vaccinations and providing advice and transport coordination for people with disabilities.