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11 June 2021
Thursday 10 June 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National
The vaccination clinic at Rarotonga Hospital. 21052427
a TMO spokesperson apologised on behalf of the health ministry after a number
of residents were given incorrect dates for their second vaccination
Jaewynn McKay said, “there was an issue with dates for a few people, for which
affected resident who didn’t want to be named told Cook Islands News they
turned up yesterday for a scheduled vaccination appointment, but was asked to
resident said they were told by people administrating the vaccine rollout to
“ignore the date” and “go away and come back tomorrow”.
trust the health authorities,” the resident said. “We just look at the date and
say, ‘see you then.’”
resident said they had arranged their day in advance by freeing up all their
business appointments to focus on receiving the second vaccination.
to pre-arranged business appointments, the resident said they would not be able
to juggle their schedule and return to get vaccinated on the date suggested by
have to understand I gave up a lot of things to be here,” they said.
didn’t go into detail as to why there were issues with some people’s dates,
which were assigned after receiving the first dose of the vaccine.
suggested people can refer to a table posted on TMO’s Facebook page which explains
when people should get their second dose.
a couple of exceptions, the table marries up to the cards,” Mckay said.
of 2pm yesterday, a total of 1,136 people had been vaccinated during day two of
the second round of vaccinations.
rollout for second vaccinations of Rarotonga residents is expected to finish on
June 20, before heading out to the outer islands.
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