A job for an entertainer who will be employed to go around schools promoting Covid-19 vaccination is being advertised.
A high-profile Auckland talent agency has put the call out for the entertainer to join a six-week Ministry of Health tour, starting February 8.
A screenshot of the listing in an email is circulating online and it stated that the tour was with the Ministry of Health.
The ministry has since confirmed that it is not involved.
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"There are no Ministry of Health plans to promote Covid-19 vaccination within schools directly to children – the advert referred to MOH incorrectly and we are not involved in whatever activity it refers to," said a Ministry of Health spokesperson.
This comes following the rollout of the Government's vaccination plan for children aged 5 to 11.
The tour would take place throughout Northland and 15- to 20-minute performances would be made at two schools each day.
The listing asks for candidates to send in their ideas for the performance, their previous experience and availability.
Transport, accommodation and a daily allowance is included on top of a payment of $500 a day, according to the listing.
The talent agent declined to comment.