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Why forcing Covid-19 vaccines on Māori could turn people away altogether

In a colonial context of Maori’s distrust of authority, the government must do more to put their minds at ease

The New Zealand government is under pressure to improve its engagement with Māori communities as the nationwide rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine gets underway.

The government has just bought enough of the Pfizer vaccine to vaccinate the entire adult population, but research shows about one in three people remain sceptical or hesitant about Covid-19 vaccines. The health ministry reports that there is even more scepticism about its safety among Māori communities.

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