COVID-19 vaccine rollout groups
Everyone in New Zealand aged 12 and over will be in 1 of 4 groups for their COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more about who is in each group and when they can book their vaccination.
Find out what group you are in
About the rollout
Everyone in New Zealand aged 12 and over will be in 1 of 4 vaccine rollout groups. People at greater risk will get vaccinated first.
Once it is your turn, you can be vaccinated at any time — there is no cut off.
Group 1 includes people working at the border or in MIQ, and the people they live with (household contacts).
It is mandatory for workers at MIQ facilities, ports and airports who are at the greatest risk of exposure to COVID-19 to get vaccinated.
The Government is expanding the list of Alert Level 4 workers who can get early access to a COVID-19 vaccination. These people will be included in Group 2.
Group 2 will now also include frontline staff who interact with customers and transport and logistic services directly supporting the vaccination programme.
You are also in Group 2 if you:
- are a high-risk frontline healthcare worker (public or private)
- work in a long-term residential environment
- live in long-term residential care and are 12 or over
- are an older Māori or Pacific person being cared for by whānau
- live with or care for an older Māori or Pacific person
- live in the Counties Manukau DHB area and are 65 or over, have an underlying health condition or disability, are pregnant, or are in a custodial setting.
You are in this group if you:
- are aged 65 or over
- are eligible for a publicly funded influenza vaccine
Eligibility criteria: Influenza vaccination (external link)
- are pregnant
- are disabled, or are caring for a person with a disability
- are severely obese (defined as a BMI ≥40)
BMI calculator (external link)
- have high blood pressure requiring 2 or more medications for control
- are an adult in a custodial setting
- have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness (which includes schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder, and adults currently accessing secondary and tertiary mental health and addiction services).
Everyone aged 12 and over can book from Wednesday 1 September.
Once it is your time, you can be vaccinated at any time — there is no cut off.
We have ordered more than enough Pfizer vaccines for everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 and over to be able to be vaccinated by the end of the year.