Book your COVID-19 vaccination

Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 and over can book their free COVID-19 vaccination now. You can get vaccinated at any traffic light setting.

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.

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 booking@vaccine.covid19.health.nz

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

Booking the AstraZeneca vaccine

You can book to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine through Book My Vaccine or by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26.

Book My Vaccine will show a list of vaccination centres where AstraZeneca is available. Not all sites will have it, as Pfizer is the main vaccine we are using in New Zealand.

You cannot get the AstraZeneca vaccine if you are under 18 years old.

About the AstraZeneca vaccine

Get your second dose

For the best protection, it is important to get 2 doses of the vaccine.

For the Pfizer vaccine, the standard gap between doses when booking is now 3 weeks or more.

For the AstraZeneca vaccine, you will need to wait at least 4 weeks before getting your second dose.

Learn more about getting your second dose

Get a booster dose

You can get a booster dose if:

  • you are aged 18 or over
  • you have had both primary doses of the vaccine
  • it has been at least 6 months since your second dose.

You can get a booster dose by:

Learn more about booster doses

Change your appointment

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

Reschedule or cancel your appointment

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 booking@vaccine.covid19.health.nz 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 the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 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.

You cannot get the AstraZeneca vaccine if you are under 18 years old.

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

COVID-19 vaccination and children

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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