Who can book now
If you're aged 60 or over, or you're in Groups 1, 2, or 3, you can book your vaccinations now.
Bookings for the rest of Aotearoa will open soon in age bands, from oldest to youngest.
When it’s your time to book, there’s no cut off — you can book any time.
How to book online
Booking online through Book My Vaccine is the quickest way to make your vaccination appointments.
If you’re not eligible to book yet, you can register so we can let you know when it’s your time to book.
It will take around 5 minutes to book online.
If you have any problems booking or need to change your details, you can email the Book My Vaccine team.
How to book over the phone
You can book over the phone by calling 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
You might have to wait a little while before your call is answered, as the lines can be busy — please be patient. Once your call is answered, it will take around 15 minutes to book your appointments.
When you call, it’s 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 prescription, x-ray or test result, or a letter from the hospital.
If you have a booking code
If you were invited to book before 28 July, you may have been given an access code. This code is not needed to book anymore — you'll just need to confirm that you're either aged 60 or over, or in Groups 1, 2, or 3.
How to change your appointment
If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment
- Manage your appointments through Book My Vaccine (external link)
- Call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26
If you’re sick before your appointment
If you’re unwell on the day of your appointment, you'll need to reschedule it. You can be vaccinated once you're 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.
Other ways to get vaccinated
As well as booked appointments, there will be other ways for people to be vaccinated. These will include workplace vaccinations and other targeted vaccination events across the country.
For some remote rural communities we will vaccinate all age groups at the same time to make it easier for them.
Through your GP
Many GPs are also providing COVID-19 vaccinations and are taking bookings directly. To find out if your GP is offering this service, visit Healthpoint.
Whānau group bookings
Whānau Māori and Pacific families can be vaccinated together when one member of the family is eligible to be vaccinated.
To make a whānau booking, you’ll need to call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).
Getting proof of vaccination for travel
If you need formal proof of your COVID-19 vaccination for international travel, you can request a vaccination letter from the Ministry of Health.
How to apply for an early vaccination
You may be able to get an early vaccination if you need to travel overseas on compassionate grounds or for reasons of national significance.
If you’re a border or MIQ worker
It is now mandatory for workers at the border and in managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) settings to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
We’ll confirm your contact details through our records and your employer, then contact you about booking your vaccination appointments.
Your details should also be on the Border Workforce Testing Register (BWTR). Please ask your employer to check that your name and details (including date of birth, phone number and NHI number) are correctly entered into the BWTR.
If you have not been contacted
If you’re a border or MIQ worker and have not been contacted about booking your vaccination, talk to your employer.