Rich countries have dominated access to Covid-19 vaccines, while the virus rages around the world.
Vaccinations are a key part of delivering health care and no one should miss out on life-saving vaccines regardless of where they live in the world, or how remote, says Kiwi mountaineer Peter Hillary.
Some Covid-19 vaccination appointments are being missed in Southland because of the Southern District Health Board’s current booking system.
After patients were incorrectly turned away and wait times soared, health authorities pulled the pin on a walk-in trial at two vaccination centres.
A Covid variant detected in India may spread more easily, but the country is behind in doing the tests needed to track and understand it better.
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The Government is looking to extend contracts to the end of April 2021, but a microbiologist says the country will need the facilities for longer.
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Everything you need to know about New Zealand's Covid-19 vaccine programme, including details on when you can expect yours.
Canterbury now has 10 vaccination clinics. But it will be another month before a Māori-led clinic opens.
OPINION: Kiwi reporter Elizabeth Puranam lives and works in New Delhi as the second wave of India's Covid-19 crisis hits harder and closer to home.
A deadly fungal infection called mucormycosis is increasingly preying on people in India with immune systems weakened by the coronavirus.
The Spanish ace joins the growing number of tennis players expressing doubts about competing at the Games.
Nauru's Covid-19 vaccination campaign has exceeded the government's expectations.
Members of the Taranaki Indian community can only look on as the subcontinent nation's daily Covid-19 cases continue to rise.
The Ministry of Health believes the risk to New Zealand from the community case in Victoria is low.
Victoria's health minister says close contacts of a man in the Australian state who tested positive for Covid after hotel quarantine have tested negative.
Waiheke Island's medical centre has become the first general practice in the Auckland region to begin vaccinating its patients against Covid-19.
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A Covid-19 misinformation magazine was mistakenly displayed at an Auckland pharmacy, and an expert says it shows how those behind Covid conspiracies are ramping up efforts to spread false information.
'Karawhiua', shares medical information, real life stories from Māori to share their own experiences, questions and opinions about getting vaccinated.
The Ministry of Health gave the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.
Hotels in Quintana Roo are reporting an influx of advance bookings for summer 2021.
The 23-year-old woman has not yet had any adverse reactions to receiving five times the normal Pfizer vaccine dosage.
Virus strain in India designated as being of global concern, just as UK, South African and Brazil variants were.
US regulators have expanded use of Pfizer's vaccine to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect students before they head back to school in Autumn.
As the next wave of public health messaging to do with the vaccine roll-out is released, Kiwis are receiving art along with immunisation information.
US-based Eden Baker spent two weeks in managed isolation in Australia in order to spend a single day with her mother and grandmother in Christchurch.
The Ministry of Health gave the update on Monday afternoon.
The restart of the travel bubble has the thumbs up from an expert in disease modelling, however, an Australian epidemiologist says NZ was too quick to pause.
Auckland's fourth large-scale vaccination clinic to open this week in a former Warehouse store in a North Shore shopping centre.
In Africa, in the Americas - and even in the Pacific - countries have no Covid-19 vaccines. And that's an issue for the whole world.
Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to give out.
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Authorities say the “missing link” between two local cases of Covid-19 remains unclear and they are “keen to prevent a super-spreading event”.
The Indian Consul working with Indian associations and organisations across the country, has sent 72 oxygen concentrators to India. And there are plans to send 42 more.
The update comes as the pause on quarantine-free travel between NZ and NSW is due to be lifted on Sunday night.
Laying in an isolation room while her lungs filled with fluid, Ruthie Nielsen prayed for her unborn baby. Jet Park's first hapū māmā doesn't want anyone else to experience that terror.
Tight border rules mean some mums are spending a second Mother's Day separated from their children: “Sometimes I just sit in my car and cry.”
Pictor's test is expected to be 10 times cheaper than current methods, and will also be able to tell between people who have been infected or vaccinated.
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A private jet carrying a contingent of Kiwi cricketers arrived at Auckland Airport on Saturday night.
Two southern states in India have become the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country.
Flights can resume from 11.59pm Sunday, but will be subject to there being no significant further issues across the ditch.
The risk of a disastrous coronavirus outbreak in Australia is now at its highest level, says Australian epidemiologist James McCaw.
The announcement from the Ministry of Health comes as health officials carry out last-minute assessments on whether NSW-NZ flights can resume.
Tim Seifert will not be travelling back home on the charter flight with the rest of NZ's IPL contingent.
The Ramada's sole purpose was to provide managed isolation for people kicked out of Australia under a controversial law.
Board members claimed all frontline workers had been offered Covid-19 jabs before they got theirs – but new documents reveal that claim is disputed.