The Ministry of Health has released a new way Kiwis can track how many COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered.
The online dashboard provides information about the number of first and second vaccination doses given. It also provides the number of vaccine doses administered each week compared to the planned number.
It will be updated every Wednesday.
As of 11:59pm on April 6, 71,013 first doses of the vaccine have been administered and 19,273 second doses have been given. That means 90,283 doses have been administered.
The dashboard also provides a breakdown of how many vaccine doses were administered each day. Currently, it shows that last Wednesday - March 31 - was our biggest day so far, with more than 6000 doses administered.
"Over the last week we’ve seen a small gap open between planned and actual vaccinations. This is largely due to Easter, with both vaccinators taking a well-earned break and people, understandably, prioritising friends and family over getting a vaccination," the ministry says.
When looking at the number of doses given by DHB, Counties Manukau leads the way with 24,306 first doses administered and 11,240 second doses. This DHB encompasses south Auckland, where many border and MIQ workers live. They were the first group of Kiwis vaccinated, followed by those working in high-risk frontline roles, like healthcare.
The DHB breakdown shows that no doses have been administered in Wairarapa or West Coast.
In terms of ethnicity, most people given a jab so far have been European / other (45,165 first doses and 10,875 second doses). First doses have been received by 13,341 Asian people 6421 Māori, 5021 Pacific peoples, and 1065 people categorised as 'unknown'.
"We're also reporting on adverse reactions following immunisation. Medsafe, New Zealand’s medicines regulator, will this afternoon publish its initial report on safety monitoring of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on its website. The report will cover reported adverse events following immunisation."