Whānau Ora plans to take govt back to court over Māori data for under 12s
Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency chief executive John Tamihere said immunising children was important for Māori, with one in four under 12 years of age.
But he said it was frustrating that the agency would again have to take legal action against the Ministry of Health to get it to release the data.
"How many times do we have to go to court with these guys? The ministry knew this last year when we asked it for the data, but it is extremely reluctant to provide us with anything."
Tamihere said if it had access to the data it would be able to text and email the families of Māori children who were eligible for the vaccine.