COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccination protects your child, your whānau and your community. If you are aged 50 or over, you can get a second booster now.

Latest update — 1 March 2023

The Pfizer BA.4/5 COVID-19 bivalent vaccine is now the vaccine used for booster doses.

From 1 April, anyone who has completed a primary vaccination course (for most people, this is 2 doses) will be eligible to get another booster if you are:

  • aged 30 and over or
  • at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

This is regardless of how many boosters you have had. If you are eligible for this extra booster from 1 April, it will need to be at least 6 months since your last COVID-19 booster or a positive COVID-19 test.

New booster plan in time for winter

Got a question or want to book over the phone?

Talk to the COVID Vaccination Healthline 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

Translation services are available in over 40 languages, and there is the option to use NZ Relay Services.

Call 0800 28 29 26



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