Live: Vaccines taken to remote parts of EBOP
Health workers are going door to door in rural and remote parts of the Eastern Bay of Plenty in a bid to lift low Covid-19 vaccination rates in the region.
In parts of the region less than 40 per cent of people are fully immunised and the entire Bay of Plenty is bottom of the national rankings in Māori vaccinations.
Whakatāne-based Māori health provider Te Puna Ora o Mātaatua is sending six teams of health workers into the Bay's more remote communities for a week at a time over the next two months.
Te Puna Ora o Mātaatua chief operating officer Lee Colquhoun told Morning Report it is literally a door-to-door programme.
He says people will have the opportunity to ask questions about the vaccine and make a decision that's right for them.