I don't see anything wrong with that viewpoint, nor people seeking out the vaccine.
I think the approach by the govt this week to grant exceptions for vaccines to some people heading overseas is logical, but the strict criteria is just stupid. IMHO every single person leaving NZ who will be coming back to NZ within the next few months (with the exception for Australia since we're going to have a bubble) should be vaccinated as a priority before leaving NZ. The facts aren't hard to grasp - MIQ is the weakest link, and we need to be doing everything we can to prevent Covid entering the MIQ system. Every person in that system who is vaccinated reduces the risk.
I know a couple of people heading overseas in the next few months who are slightly worried at present about how they'll be vaccinated. They'd happily pay $$ for a private vaccination before going.
Except that the only vaccine available in the country is controlled and distributed by the government. This is also nothing like the flu vaccine where it wasn't a free shot. Workplaces could and did bring in vaccinators at a cost. Additionally, if you were over 65 the flu jab was free but under that you had to pay for it.
Don't disagree that anyone with a sensible reason for heading overseas should be able to get priority - those numbers are likely to be small in the great scheme of things (I don't include going on a holiday as reasonable).
But just wanting to pay to get it now with no other valid reason just doesn't sit right with me when we still have to roll it out to vulnerable groups.