For more information
Call the COVID Vaccination Healthline 8am–8pm, 7 days a week.
We DO NOT have anything to do with the vaccination booking service so we cannot answer your questions. Please phone the number above or visit bookmyvaccine.
Ages 12–15 now eligible for vaccination when their parent or caregiver becomes eligible
19 August 2021
Following Medsafe Provisional Approval, the decision to vaccinate young people aged 12–15 years has been approved by Vaccine Ministers, Health Officials, and Cabinet.
From 20 August, as parents or guardians become eligible to book their vaccinations, they can also book for 12 to 15-year-olds in their whānau.
Level 4 update
18 August 2021
The COVID-19 vaccination programme has resumed. Some vaccination sites may still be closed.
Open vaccination sites will be operating under Alert Level 4 conditions. This means capacity will be reduced due to physical distancing requirements, and other safety measures will be in place.
The reduced capacity means we may need to postpone some appointments. If we need to postpone your appointment you will be contacted by the Ministry of Health, your DHB, or healthcare provider.
If you don’t hear anything, please come to your appointment as scheduled.
Everyone in New Zealand can get a free vaccine
We’ve secured enough Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) for everyone in New Zealand aged 12 and over to get the two doses they need against COVID-19. We’re also buying vaccines for those in the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Sāmoa, Tonga and Tuvalu.
It will not be mandatory for the general public. You can choose whether to get vaccinated.