New Zealand : Record number of vaccines administered at Vaxathon

New Zealand : Record number of vaccines administered at Vaxathon

New Zealand : Record number of vaccines administered at Vaxathon

Health care workers in New Zealand administered a record number of vaccines on Saturday as the country held a festival that aimed at getting more people vaccinated against Covid.

Celebrities and musicians pitched in for the “Vaxathon” event which as broadcast on T.V. as well as online for 8 hours. More than 120,000 people had received shots by late afternoon, bypassing the daily record of 93,000 of August.

Several nations in the Asia-Pacific region are moving away from zero-Covid strategies toward living with the virus and are loosening up their border restrictions.

Air New Zealand is transforming one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft into a special vaccination clinic to encourage Aucklanders to get vaccinated today. Those getting vaccinated onboard Flight NZVAX will tour Business Premier, enjoy free inflight snacks and receive a special boarding pass to commemorate the moment.