NZ procures extra 500K Pfizer vaccine doses from Denmark

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NZ procures extra 500K Pfizer vaccine doses from Denmark

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Highlights

  • NZ Government has secured an additional 500K COVID-19 vaccine doses from Denmark.
  • The Danish consignment is due to land in the country in few days.

New Zealand government has announced buying an additional half a million vaccines of COVID-19 from the European nation, Denmark.

The consignment would reach the country within days.

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Demand for vaccination rise in the country

The NZ Government has secured a second and larger deal to buy an extra 500K Pfizer vaccine from Denmark, keeping in mind the huge demand of COVID-19 jabs after the outbreak of the Delta variant in New Zealand.

As per reports, last week, the PM revealed that with the resurgence of the virus, the demand for vaccinations has risen by 150% in the Kiwi land.

The announcement to purchase vaccines from Denmark came after Thursday's vaccine deal with Spain, wherein the Kiwi nation witnessed 250K additional Pfizer vaccine doses arriving onto its shores.

The Denmark consignment together with the Spanish procurement of the vaccines has provided an extra 775K vaccines to the country's vaccine supplies.

It is pointed out that large shipments to top up the current supply and demand of vaccines are scheduled to be arriving in October.

Related Read: How is New Zealand gearing up for vaccine passports by December this year?

Now that the nation has sufficient doses to vaccinate its entire eligible population over the age of 12, the Government has urged its people to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Also Read: How is NZ's COVID-19 vaccination process progressing amid the Delta outbreak?

Bottom Line

The NZ Government is making every attempt to eliminate the virus from its land, and has been securing deals with other nations for purchasing vaccines for its population.

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