Te Whatu Ora is accepting the Taskforce Immunisation report which outlines 26 actions to fix current vaccine inequity for Māori.
Fears are rising for an outbreak following a third infant death from whooping cough-pertussis on Tuesday. Vaccines against the lethal disease are critically low especially for Māori tamariki.
Currently only 63% of Aotearoa tamariki are vaccinated against the disease which is a huge decrease since the last outbreak in 2018.
But for Māori tamariki, they find themselves most at risk with just 49% vaccinated against whooping cough.
Director for Te Whatu Ora, Dr Nick Chamberlain, acknowledges the current system is not working and urgently needs to be fixed.
“As the report acknowledges, there is a real and urgent need to continue to lift child vaccination rates and build a more equitable immunisation system, particularly for tamariki Māori who are most at risk, and that we need to do better in this regard."
Te Whatu Ora have now said they will look at Covid-19 as a template to roll out vaccinations.