Vaccine Guide: Who can get the COVID-19 Vaccine?


  • The COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to everyone in New Zealand 16 years and older.
    • The vaccine will not be given to people aged 15 or younger. This is because there has not been a lot of testing of the COVID-19 vaccine on children yet.
    • If you are pregnant talk to your vaccinator, midwife or doctor.
    • If you have had an allergic reaction to any vaccine or injection in the past, tell your vaccinator.
    • If you are on medicines that thin your blood or have a bleeding disorder, please let your vaccinator know.
    • If you are worried about getting vaccinated because of your health or any medicines you take, talk to your doctor.
    • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, get a test and stay at home until you get your results. You can be vaccinated once you have a negative test.
    • A Vaccinator is a person who is trained to give you the COVID-19 vaccine. It may be a nurse or your doctor.
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