Kiwis now have access to a dashboard of data detailing how New Zealand's COVID-19 vaccination rollout is progressing.
The statistics, which will be updated weekly, include the number of vaccinations individual District Health Boards (DHBs) have administered as well as the age and sex of those who have received the jab.
New Zealand began its vaccine rollout in mid-February by targeting border and MIQ workers. About a month later, the first Kiwis were fully vaccinated, with the campaign expanded to include those in high-risk frontline roles such as healthcare.
Vaccinators have been using the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, the only COVID-19 vaccine currently approved for use in Aotearoa. For full protection, people need to receive two doses of the jab, with the second dose three weeks on from the first.
According to the Ministry of Health's new dashboard, as of 11:59pm on Tuesday, 90,286 doses of the vaccine have been administered - 71,013 are first doses and 19,273 are second doses.
Last week - likely as a result of the Easter holiday - New Zealand didn't administer as many doses as planned. It was forecast we would give out 31,523 doses, but only ended up administering 28,156.
How many vaccinations were administered each day?
The new ministry dashboard highlights how many doses were administered each day.
It dates back to February 18, when our rollout began, and shows that March 31 was our most productive day so far with 6679 doses administered in total. That's followed by April 1 (6255) and March 30 (5632).
Unsurprisingly, the early days of our rollout, from February 18 to 23, saw the fewest number of doses administered. Just 971 jabs were done across those six days - all first doses - when vaccinators were getting up to speed and targeting border and MIQ workers.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said on Wednesday that the gap between the number of doses planned to be administered and those actually administered could be put down to the Easter public holidays. On Good Friday, 1992 doses were injected, down from 6255 the day before and 4593 the Friday before.
Vaccinations completed by location
With COVID-19 still raging around the world and multiple people arriving into New Zealand every day with the virus, vaccinating our frontline border and MIQ workers was the obvious first priority.
Many of these workers live in south Auckland and as such, the Counties Manukau DHB is leading the way in the number of doses administered with 24,306 first doses and 11,240 second doses. That's a total of 35,546 doses.
The Auckland DHB is second with 6182 doses administered, followed by Waikato (5979), Canterbury (5400) and Capital and Coast (5134).
The West Coast and Wairarapa DHBs haven't injected anyone on these numbers, but Dr Bloomfield said on Wednesday that vaccinations are occurring across every Kiwi DHB.
The ministry isn't able to provide more specific information - such as how many people have been vaccinated in specific towns or cities - for privacy reasons.
According to the Ministry of Health data, 45,165 European or 'other' Kiwis have received at least one dose of the vaccine. More than 13,340 first doses have been given to Asian people, 6421 to Māori, 5021 to Pacific peoples, and 1065 to people whose ethnicity is not categorised.
More than 14,950 first doses vaccines have been administered to Kiwis between the age of 20 and 29 - that's more than any other age group, according to the new data.
Following closely behind is the 50 to 59-year-old age group and the 30 to 39-year-old age group.
Just 491 first doses have been given to those over 80 years old - perhaps not surprisingly considering vaccines so far have been mainly given to those in border and MIQ roles.
So far, 40,066 first doses have been given to women and 30,853 first doses have been given to men. The number of first doses given to those in the 'other/unknown' category is 94 as of Tuesday.