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Tairawhiti closing in on 90 percent target

Tairawhiti needs 1138 more people to have their second Covid-19 vaccine for the district to reach the 90 percent double-vaccination target.

Ministry of Health figures up to midnight on Tuesday show Tairawhiti's vaccination rate is 92 percent for the first vaccine, but only 87 percent for the second.

Tairawhiti is one of four health board regions, out of 20, not to have attained the double vaccination target of 90 percent of all New Zealanders aged 12 plus.

The national average is 95 percent for the first vaccine and 92 percent for the second.

The Tairawhiti Maori vaccination rate is 88 percent for the first vaccine, and 81 percent for the second.

Te Hapara North is the latest Tairawhiti suburb or region to reach the double vaccination target,at 90.7 percent, up from 89.7 percent last week.

Centennial Crescent, 88.9 percent, Kaiti North, 89.7 percent, Lytton, 89 percent, Mangapapa East, 89.7 percent, Mangapapa North, 89 percent and Riverdale, 89.4 percent should be next.

Waipaoa has the lowest vacCination rate in the district with just 84.4 percent of residents having received their first vaccination.

The other health board regions not yet double vaccinated are Lakes (Rotorua-Taupo) and West Coast at 89 percent and Whanganui at 88 percent.

Northland has not yet reached the 90 percent target for the first vaccine, at 89 percent, and has a second vaccine rate of 85 percent.