Front-line health workers in Waitematā DHB are beginning to get their Covid-19 vaccinations.
It comes a week before the DHB officially launches its vaccination programme for its 8600 staff.
In a media release, the DHB said it would start with 1820 higher-risk staff members who are more at risk of contracting the virus through direct patient contact if community transmission was to occur.
North Shore Hospital emergency department nurse Tegan Mayo received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine this week.
"The whole process was painless and I encourage everyone to get vaccinated when the opportunity arises, Mayo said.
"It was exciting and I was glad to be part of history being made."
Vaccination clinics for healthcare workers have been set up at both North Shore Hospital and Waitākere Hospital.
DHB chief executive Dale Bramley said vaccinations beginning was an important milestone in protecting the community from Covid-19.
"An incredible amount of work has gone on to get these clinic up and running and the vaccination of our staff will provide yet another layer of protection for all those who use and visit our facilities."
New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.
New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to international McDonald’s markets.
We partner with many Kiwi farmers who produce our beef, including Whangara Farms which was the first beef farm outside of Europe to be invited to the McDonald’s Flagship Farmers programme.
ANZCO Foods, based in the small Taranaki town of Waitara, are responsible for making our 100% beef patties. About 90% of the staff at the Waitara plant are locals and they manage to produce around half a million patties each day.
Our quality beef cuts are minced and that’s it. No additives or fillers, just mince that is formed in patties, before they’re flash-frozen and sent to restaurants.
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