Covid-19: Police and Defence Force will be required to be vaccinated


NZ police and Defence Force workers will be required to be vaccinated as part of the Covid-19 traffic light system.

Vaccination Centre Sign

Photo: RNZ / Angus Dreaver

This will cover sworn members, recruits and authorised officers of the police and all Defence Force staff.

First doses of the vaccine for these workers are required by 17 January and second doses by 1 March.

So far, 92 percent of all constabulary police staff have received at least one dose, and 86 percent are fully vaccinated.

Defence Force uniformed personnel are currently 98 percent fully vaccinated and civilian staff are 75 percent fully vaccinated.

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