Book your COVID-19 vaccination

Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 and over can book their free COVID-19 vaccination now. You can book online or by phone.

Who can book now

If you are aged 12 or over, you can book your free COVID-19 vaccination now. It does not matter what your visa or citizenship status is.

You can book on behalf of someone else — or help them with their booking — if you have their permission.

If you are a worker in a border or managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) setting, getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is mandatory.

Border and MIQ worker vaccinations

How to book online

The Book My Vaccine website is the fastest and easiest way to book and make changes to your appointments.

It will take around 5 minutes to book your appointments.

Book My Vaccine (external link)

Check appointment availability

Before you book, check the appointment availability map. It shows you where vaccination sites are, and how soon you can get an appointment.

Appointment availability map (external link)

If you have any problems when booking

If you have problems booking or need to change your details, email the Book My Vaccine team at

Reschedule or cancel your booking

How to book over the phone

Call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26.

All calls are free, and the team are available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. You can ask for an interpreter if you need one.

What to expect when you call

It will take around 15 minutes to book your appointments.

It is a good idea to have your NHI (National Health Index) number ready. This will make the booking process quicker.

You can find your NHI number on a hospital letter, a prescription or prescription receipt, or you can call 0800 855 066.

Reschedule or cancel your booking

Other ways to get vaccinated

As well as booked appointments, there are other ways to get vaccinated. This includes workplace vaccinations and other targeted vaccination events across the country.

Some places offer walk-in or drive-through vaccinations, where you do not need to book.

Walk-in and drive-through vaccination centres

Get your second dose

For the best protection, it is important to get 2 doses of the vaccine. The standard gap between doses when booking is now 3 weeks or more.

Learn more about getting your second dose

Change your appointment

Find out how to change the details of a COVID-19 vaccination booking.

Reschedule or cancel your appointment

Proof of your vaccination

You may receive a purple vaccination card at your first appointment. This is not official proof of your vaccination — it is to remind you when your second appointment is.

If you need written confirmation of your COVID-19 vaccination, you can request a letter from the Ministry of Health.

Getting proof of your vaccination

Find your appointment details

If you need to be reminded of the time, date or venue for your appointments, you can try the following.

Check your inbox or phone

If you booked with your email address or mobile number, your appointment details will have been sent to you. Check your inbox for an email from or your phone for a text from 2328.

Check Book My Vaccine

If you know your booking reference, you can check your appointment details through Book My Vaccine. Enter your email address or phone number and your booking reference.

Manage your appointments — Book My Vaccine (external link)

Call the COVID Vaccine Healthline

They will be able to find your appointment details — you do not need to know your booking reference number. Call 0800 28 29 26.

Vaccinations for 12 to 15-year-olds

Young people aged 12 to 15 became eligible for vaccination in August 2021.

Each person getting vaccinated will need a separate appointment.

Vaccination centres will do everything to accommodate 12 to 15-year-olds who do not have bookings, but it may not always be possible. Please call ahead, especially if your appointment is at a smaller site like a pharmacy.

Information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine [PDF, 514 KB]

If you are unwell

If you are unwell on the day of your appointment, you will need to reschedule it. You can be vaccinated once you are well again.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get a test and stay at home until you get your results. You can be vaccinated once you have a negative test.

Reschedule your appointment

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