COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Credible sources and resources


Videos about the vaccine

This short video from the Immunisation Advisory Centre explains how the COVID-19 vaccination works

The following videos provide answers to common vaccination questions; each video is about 2 minutes long.

1. How were the COVID-19 vaccines created safely and quickly?

2. How effective is the vaccine?

3. Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu jab?

4. How can we find trusted information about the vaccine?

5. How long is the recovery time after getting the vaccine?

6. Why do we need 2 doses of the vaccine?

Further videos are available on the Unite Against COVID-19 YouTube Channel.


Resources for Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and its safety and side effects are available here:

COVID-19 vaccine – your questions answered

COVID-19 vaccine – your safety and side effects questions answered

Your COVID-19 vaccination: Everything you need to know

Further fact sheets about the COVID-19 vaccine, getting vaccinated and the vaccine rollout plan are available here and here: Our COVID-19 vaccination plan


Addressing vaccine misinformation 

These leaflets provide information on responding to false and misleading information and scams.

COVID-19 vaccination: Responding to false and misleading information and scams

COVID-19 vaccine poster — How to recognise misinformation (A4)


Posters and flyers

Resources are available to download at Vaccine posters, videos and flyers .  There are a range of posters and flyers available to download.  These can be shared as digital files or printed in any size, in black and white or in colour.  You just need to adjust your printer settings.


Information for Māori communities 

The Karawhiua campaign, from Te Puni Kōkiri, aims to help whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori communities make an informed choice about the COVID-19 vaccine. Information is provided in Te Reo Māori and English.

The Te Puni Kōkiri website has a one-stop portal to COVID-19 and vaccine information.


Information for Pacific communities

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has information on their website about the COVID-19 vaccination for the Pacific community.


Information in other languages

COVID-19 vaccine information and advice is also available in different languages and alternate formats at these links:


Booking a vaccination

Everyone in New Zealand aged 12 years and over is eligible to get the vaccination for free. Vaccination appointments can be made online or by phone.


Online — Bo​ok My Vaccine

By phone — 0800 28 29 26 (8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week) 


Poster: Booking a COVID-19 vaccination — poster

Pamphlet: Booking a COVID-19 vaccination


COVID-19 vaccination information for people who live in the Bay of Plenty

COVID-19 vaccination information for people who live in the Lakes district


Further information

Further information can also be found at the sources below: