Covid-19: Prepare for 'the year of outbreaks in Aotearoa'

A Stuff article.

New Zealand’s next Covid hurdle could be a year of outbreaks as border restrictions ease.

That’s what medical minds at a vaccine forum at the University of Waikato thought when asked about the scenario given that vaccination rates are unlikely to reach herd or population immunity levels.

Broadly speaking, 2020 was the year of Covid and 2021 is the year of vaccination, said Waikato DHB medical officer of health Richard Hoskins, who was in the audience.

“These are gross oversimplifications, but I believe 2022 onwards is going to be the year of outbreaks in Aotearoa,” he said.

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