COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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Ages 16+ are eligible for boosters. If you've had COVID-19 it's recommended you wait 3 months after testing positive before getting any COVID-19 vaccination.

Current evidence shows your protection against infection after two doses slowly decreases over time. A booster dose will give you greater immunity against COVID-19, including Omicron. A booster also helps reduce the chance of more serious infection, and it will be less likely that you need hospitalisation.


Vaccinations for 5-11 year olds

Children aged 5-11 years old can receive their first and second dose of the vaccination. These videos and leaflet provide information about the vaccination for children.

Further resources can be found here:


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 at NZ Vaccine Facts | Unite against COVID-19 ( and 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 are available here.


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 flyersThere 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


My Vaccine Pass

My Vaccine Pass is an official record of your COVID-19 vaccination status for use in Aotearoa New Zealand.

You can get your My Vaccine Pass:


Further information

Further information can also be found at the sources below: