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MidCentral DHB admit they don’t base vaccination rates on actual population figures

In a Facebook post this week MidCentral DHB admitted they don’t base vaccination rates on actual population figures.

Instead, vaccination percentages are reached by comparing jab numbers with the Health Service User (HSU) database, which records the number of people who interacted with the health system in the previous year.

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The dodgy method was exposed after Midcentral DHB had earlier boasted that Palmerston North had reached a 100% first vaccination rate. As many pointed out, this was impossible because there are people in the city who’ve chosen not to take the experimental mRNA injection.

The DHB explained that they used the HSU data because, unlike Stats NZ population estimates, the information provides data for ‘hundreds of different-sized geographic locations, different ethnicities, and different age groups.’

The DHB made no mention of inaccuracies that might arise from the possibility that a indeterminate number of people would have had ‘no interaction with the health system’ the previous year, or from the fact that baseline comparison number would change on a daily basis.

MidCentral DHB vaccination news

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