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New Zealand will get first batch of coronavirus vaccines next week

WELLINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - New Zealand will receive its first batch of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine next week, ahead of previous expectations of receipt by the end of the first quarter, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday.

Ardern said in a news conference in Auckland that the government expects to start offering the vaccine to border and managed isolation facility workers on Feb. 20. (Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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