My mokopuna is fearless. I’ve enrolled her this year in gymnastics and she jumped up on the beam first pop, not requiring my loving arms to support her, thank you very much. Her latest passion is rearranging the mattress on her bed so that she leans it against the wall and jumps from the base, onto the mattress, holding on the curtains for extra momentum. Her bedroom becomes a circuit for acrobatics, her energy is seemingly limitless.
Last week Māori vaccination rates reached 90 percent for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination – an awesome milestone that is adding protection to our whānau and communities. Now we need to keep up the momentum with the second dose and the booster shot.
Omicron has changed the game again and we now know that the third dose is crucial to keep the protection from waning – current research is telling us that three doses reduces the chance of hospitalisation by 90 percent. This week our Pouārahi Helen overcame her fear of needles yet again to receive her third dose.