Why health officials support vaccinated over unvaccinated people travelling

A NZ Herald article.

As the country gets closer to reopening its internal borders the Government has made it clear those who are vaccinated will be afforded the greatest freedom of movement.

Director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said today the reasons behind this were the much lower rates of transmission, severe outcomes and ability to pass the virus on to someone else from those double vaccinated with the Pfizer jab.

The Ministry of Health’s own data had found from a group of 10,000 people, with 50 per cent vaccinated and unvaccinated, in the vaccinated group 375 people would become symptomatic, and just 13 need hospital care, Bloomfield said.

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