Get your COVID-19 vaccination

Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 5 and over can get a free COVID-19 vaccine now. You can get a booster if you are aged 16 or over.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine

Everyone in New Zealand aged 5 or over can get a free COVID-19 vaccination. It does not matter what your visa or citizenship status is.

Children under 5 cannot get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Which COVID-19 vaccine you will get

Pfizer is the preferred COVID-19 vaccine for use in New Zealand.

If you are 18 years of age or older and either cannot get the Pfizer vaccine or want a different option, you can get the AstraZeneca or Novavax vaccine.

You will be given the option to choose your vaccine type when you book. The AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines are not available at all vaccination sites.

Whichever vaccine you get, you will need 2 doses.

Note: AstraZeneca will no longer be available from 5 September 2022. If you are planning to get an AstraZeneca booster, your appointment must be on or before 4 September.

COVID-19 vaccines used in New Zealand

Booster doses

You can get a free booster if you are aged 16 or over and have completed your primary course of the vaccine. For most people, the primary course is 2 doses.

If you are aged 16 or 17

You can get a Pfizer booster 6 months after completing your primary course.

If you are aged 18 or over

You can get a Pfizer or AstraZeneca booster 3 months after completing your primary course, or a Novavax booster 6 months after completing your primary course.

Note: AstraZeneca will no longer be available from 5 September 2022. If you are planning to get an AstraZeneca booster, your appointment must be on or before 4 September.

If you have had COVID-19

It is recommended you wait 3 months after testing positive before getting any COVID-19 vaccination.

Why you should get a booster

Current evidence shows your protection against infection after 2 doses slowly decreases over time. A booster dose will give you greater immunity against COVID-19, including Omicron.

Boosters lower your chances of getting very sick from COVID-19 and ending up in hospital. 

Book your booster

Book a COVID-19 vaccination

Book online

It is free, fast and easy to book or change your appointments using the website Book My Vaccine.

Book My Vaccine (external link)

Before you book, check the appointment availability map. It can show you where vaccination sites are, how soon you can get an appointment, and which vaccine types are available.

Appointment availability map | bookmyvaccine.health.nz (external link)

If you need help

If you have problems booking or need to change your details, email booking@vaccine.covid19.health.nz

Book over the phone

The COVID-19 Vaccination Healthline is available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

You can ask for an interpreter if you need one.

Call: 0800 28 29 26

Change or cancel an appointment

You will need your booking reference to reschedule or cancel an appointment online. If you cannot find your booking reference, you can reschedule or cancel over the phone.

You can find your booking reference in the confirmation email or text you received when you booked. Check your inbox for an email from booking@vaccine.covid19.health.nz or your phone for a text from 2328.

Cancel or change your booking online | bookmyvaccine.health.nz (external link)

Call: 0800 28 29 26

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