From 1 September, everyone in New Zealand who is 12 years of age and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine.

You’ll need to book 2 appointments, with a gap between doses of 6 weeks or more. It’s very important you get both doses of the vaccine as this will give you the best protection against the virus.

When booking, you will be asked if you need assistance at your vaccine appointments. Vaccination sites can support a range of needs.

If you have questions about accessibility or have specific or complex needs, call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 or contact your doctor or healthcare provider.

You can ask someone from your whānau or family, a friend or carer to help you book your appointments. You can take a support person with you to your vaccine appointment.

If you’re 12-15 years old, the Ministry of Health recommends discussing the vaccination with your whānau or a trusted support person. You can find information about the vaccine on the Ministry of Health website (linked below) and ask questions of a health professional prior to getting the vaccine. Your parent or caregiver can provide consent if you prefer.

You can book your vaccination:

  • online at BookyMyVaccine.nz 
  • by phoning 0800 28 29 26 – the COVID Vaccination Healthline
    – 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week
    – Ask for support, a translator or interpreter if you need it
    – Use NZ Relay Services if you are Deaf, hearing impaired, Deafblind or speech impaired.
  • by booking directly with a local healthcare provider – check with your doctor, pharmacy, medical or Hauora centre, marae, church or community clinic.

On the Ministry of Health website you’ll find information about the Covid-19 vaccine, including accessible material in large print, audio, EasyRead and New Zealand Sign Language.