Get your COVID-19 vaccination

Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 5 and over can get a free COVID-19 vaccine now. You can get a vaccination at any traffic light setting.

Who can get vaccinated

Everyone in New Zealand aged 5 or over can get a free COVID-19 vaccine. It does not matter what your visa or citizenship status is.

Pfizer is the preferred COVID-19 vaccine for use in New Zealand.  If you are 18 years of age or older and either you cannot get the Pfizer vaccine or you want a different option, you can get the AstraZeneca vaccine.

About the Pfizer vaccine

About the AstraZeneca vaccine

Book online

Book My Vaccine

It is free, fast and easy to book or change your appointments using the website Book My Vaccine.

Book My Vaccine (external link)

What to expect when you book online

It will take around 5 minutes to book your appointments.

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 want the AstraZeneca vaccine

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 must be aged 18 or over to get AstraZeneca.

If you need help

If you have problems booking or need to change your details, email

Book over the phone

COVID Vaccination Healthline

It is free to book over the phone, and the team is available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

You can ask for an interpreter if you need one.

0800 28 29 26

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. 

Find your NHI

Walk-in and drive-through vaccination centres

There are many places around New Zealand where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment.

Note: Some vaccination centres may have reduced opening hours over the Christmas/New Year period.

Where to get your tamariki vaccinated

Children aged 5 to 11 can get a COVID-19 vaccine from 17 January 2022.

Find sites near you that are offering vaccinations for 5 to 11-year-olds

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 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.

Find your NHI number

A National Health Index (NHI) number is a unique number that is given to each person using health and disability support services in New Zealand.

You can find your NHI number on:

  • a prescription or prescription receipt, a prescription medicine label
  • a hospital letter
  • an x-ray or test result
  • your patient portal (ManageMyHealth).

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