Toronto Star

‘Vaxathon’ eclipses daily vaccine record


New Zealand health-care workers administer­ed a record number of vaccine jabs Saturday as the nation held a festival aimed at getting more people inoculated against the coronaviru­s. Musicians, sports stars and celebritie­s pitched in for the “Vaxathon” event, which was broadcast on television and online. By late afternoon, more than 120,000 people had gotten shots, eclipsing the daily record of 93,000 set in August. Air New Zealand converted a Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane into a vaccinatio­n clinic for the day, issuing people boarding passes on “Flight NZVAX.”

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