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WHEN YOU CAN GET A VACCINE

The NZ vaccine rollout aims to protect Aotearoa aged 16 and over. Find out when you can get vaccinated below… 

NEW ZEALAND’S COVID-19 VACCINE PLAN

Ministry of Health are rolling out free vaccine to protect everyone in Aotearoa. They’ve secured enough Pfizer vaccine for everyone in New Zealand aged 16 and over to get the two doses they need against COVID-19.

First, we’re protecting those most at risk of catching COVID-19 in their workplace. This will reduce the risk of future outbreaks and lockdowns. Next, we’ll vaccinate people most at risk of getting seriously sick or dying if they get the virus.

New Zealand’s vaccine plan is to:

  • put safety first with all COVID-19 vaccines

  • secure enough safe and effective vaccines to protect Aotearoa and the Pacific

  • protect Māori, Pacific peoples, and other groups at greater risk of COVID-19

  • make it easy for people to get vaccinated

  • ensure we are prepared for future outbreaks

  • support New Zealand’s contribution to global wellbeing.

WHERE VACCINATIONS WILL HAPPEN

Vaccines will be available in a range of locations. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to access COVID-19 vaccines.

Some groups will get their vaccine at or near their workplace or care facility, eg frontline healthcare workers, and people living and working in long-term residential care homes.

FROM END OF JULY

ROOPUU WHĀ (Group 3)

 
Te katoa (General population)

YOU DON’T NEED TO DO ANYTHING JUST YET

VACCINE LOCATIONS FOR GENERAL PUBLIC

All providers will have vaccinators who are trained to give the COVID-19 vaccine and work with the administrative systems. The locations may include:

  • Māori and Pacific providers

  • doctors

  • pop-up centres

  • pharmacies

  • medical and hauora centres

  • community clinics.

FIND OUT WHAT GROUP YOU’RE IN

What group you’re in depends on your age and situation. You can use the Unite against COVID-19 tool to find out what group you’re probably in and when you can get a vaccine.

Find out when you can get a vaccine — Unite against COVID-19 tool

Getting an early vaccination

At this stage, you can only apply for an early COVID-19 vaccine if you have an urgent need to travel outside of New Zealand. This is only for compassionate reasons or those of national significance. You’ll need to meet specific criteria.

Applying for an early vaccine for travel