COVID-19 vaccine map: 55.8 pct of New Zealand's areas break 90 pct target

A weekly update to an online vaccination map showing New Zealand's immunisation progress shows 55.8 percent of all areas have cleared the 90 percent target.

The map was created last month by NationalMap Ltd to help accelerate New Zealand's vaccination rates.

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

It uses data released weekly by the Ministry of Health and allows people to click on a statistical area (SA2), showing what percentage of that area has received one dose and the percentage fully vaccinated.

Each SA2 is coloured by the number of people remaining to get fully vaccinated and once the target of 0 is reached, that area's shading is removed.

In a statement on Wednesday, December 22, Steve Critchlow - the group managing director of NationalMap Ltd creators Critchlow Geospatial - says a total of 1189 SA2 polygons have cleared the 90 percent target.

"One hundred and six suburbs need less than 10 more second jabs to clear their map," he says.

"Upper Hutt City is mildly interesting - if just one more person in the Maoribank SA2 area has their second jab, Upper Hutt City will have reached the 90 percent target citywide this week."

The map shows the areas lagging behind are clustered in some geographic areas - Northland, between Gisborne and Bay of Plenty, and the top of the South Island.