More women than men have received the Covid-19 vaccine in New Zealand.
Ministry of Health’s findings show that almost twice as many women are vaccinated that men, with 230.7K women having their first dose and 121.5K having their second, compared to 140K and 69K men respectively.
There’s many suggested reasons for this gap from public health experts:
Women make up the majority of the frontline and healthcare workers that have been prioritised, and the fact that the majority of elderly people — who have also been prioritised — are women.
In terms of ethnicity, European/other nationalities have received the most vaccines, with Asian people receiving the second largest amount. Māori and Pacific people, however, come in at the third and fourth group of vaccinated people.
For the full insights into the gender vaccination gap, see more at Newshub.