Safe and effective vaccines are an essential part of how we protect New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours from COVID-19. Vaccines will also be important to our economic recovery and for the reopening of our borders.
COVID-19 vaccines will be free of charge. They will not be mandatory for the New Zealand public.
COVID-19 vaccines will provide future protection from the virus. For now, we must all continue to play our part to keep COVID-19 out of our communities over 2021. We must follow the four Golden rules; washing hands, scanning QR codes, turning Bluetooth on and staying home if unwell.
As we enter this new stage in our fight against COVID-19, it is more important than ever to get information from approved sources. Misinformation works against us at a time when we need to work together to beat the virus. You can find trusted information from; your Doctor, Healthline, your District Health Board, the Ministry of Health and the Unite Against Covid-19 website, www.covid19.govt.nz