COVID-19 vaccine map: Major jump in areas to reach 90 pct target

There's been a major jump in the number of areas to reach the 90 percent vaccination target.

The latest version of NationalMap Ltd's online COVID-19 vaccination map shows 139 more statistical areas (SA2s) have reached the goal - a 20 percent increase on last week.

Created last month to help accelerate vaccination rates, the interactive map uses weekly Ministry of Health data and allows people to click on an SA2, showing what percentage of that area has received one dose and the percentage fully vaccinated. 

In a statement released on Wednesday November 24, NationalMap's Steve Critchlow said 76 percent of NZ suburbs have already reached, or are now within 200 jabs of reaching the 90 percent target.

  • The full map can be found here. The Ministry of Health's data and maps can be found here.

However he had a warning - Northland towns and a few suburbs of the North Island's larger centres remain "stubbornly blue".

COVID-19 vaccine map: Major jump in areas to reach 90 pct target
Photo credit: NationalMap Ltd

"Will these, and other hold-outs determine the colour of the promised traffic lights across NZ, instead of hospitalisation rates?" he asked.

"Is the colour going to be the same across large boundaries (DHB, regional council), medium-sized boundaries (city and district councils, low population density rural SA2s), or vary from place to place depending on the vaccination rate of small areas including low-vax towns and suburbs.

"If smaller areas are used, communication of the traffic light boundaries to the public will have to be precise and clear, since 'suburbs' mean different things to different people - just ask a real estate agent."

According to the latest Ministry of Health data, 92 percent of the eligible population have received their first dose, and 84 percent have got their second.