Who can make an appointment
When and how you schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointments will depend on which group you're in. Different regions will start at different times.
We are currently vaccinating:
Vaccinations for Group 4 will start from 28 July.
Getting your first dose
If you're a border or managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) worker, we'll confirm your contact details through our records and your employer. Your district health board (DHB) will then contact you about making an appointment.
You can book your vaccination at the same time as your regular testing schedule.
When you get an appointment, you'll also receive a link to an online form to provide details of the people you live with.
You can expect an invitation to be vaccinated from your employer, district health board (DHB) or health provider.
You can expect an invitation to be vaccinated from your district health board (DHB).
There are about 1.7 million people in this group, so you may not receive an invitation immediately.
We'll start vaccinating Group 4 from 28 July, starting with those aged 60 years and over. Everyone else will follow in age bands through until the end of 2021. Once it’s your turn, you can be vaccinated at any time — there’s no cut off.
When it’s your turn, you can expect to get an invitation to book your vaccination. You will be able to book through the new national booking sytem, Book My Vaccine, or by phoning the national vaccination booking 0800 number. Book My Vaccine and the 0800 number will be live from 28 July.
People waiting for their age band to start will be able to register their details on Book My Vaccine from 28 July. Once bookings are open for your age group you will get an email or text letting you know it’s your turn to book.
Getting your second dose
You’ll need to get your second dose of the vaccine at least 21 days (3 weeks) after your first dose. Getting 2 doses of the vaccine is important to give you the best protection.
To book your second vaccination, contact your local district health board (DHB). If you can’t make your appointment, reschedule as soon as possible.
If you have not been contacted
If you’re a border or MIQ worker and have not been contacted, talk to your employer.
If you live with a border or MIQ worker and have not been contacted, call Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 to confirm if your details are in the system.
Talk to your employer or contact your district health board (DHB).
Visit your DHB's website for more information about Group 3 vaccinations in your area.