Additional COVID-19 booster doses continue to be available for those who are eligible.
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Providing antiviral medicine for COVID-19 to eligible people will become the key focus of primary and community pharmacy care from 1 October.
Effective from 12:01am Tuesday 15 August, 7 day mandatory isolation, wearing of face masks for visitors to healthcare facilities removed.
From 1 March the Pfizer bivalent vaccine will replace the existing booster. From 1 April, an additional booster will be available for those eligible.
Watch the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine rollout announcement.
Tamariki aged 6 months to 4 years who are immunocompromised or have multiple or complex health conditions are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
From 13 February, you may need to pay for COVID-19-related visits to your healthcare provider.
The Government is reiterating advice to international travellers to test if they have COVID-19 symptoms when they arrive and to take free RATs at the airport.
Make sure you’re prepared if you get COVID-19 while on holiday so we can all enjoy a safe-as summer.
Medsafe has given provisional approval. The vaccine for immunocompromised children under 5 years old will be available in February.
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