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The Pfizer vaccine

Find about the Pfizer vaccine and how you can get vaccinated.  About the Pfizer vaccine  The main COVID-19 vaccine we are using in New Zealand is made by Pfizer-BioNTech. It is also known by its brand name, Comirnaty.   It is an mRNA-based (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccine. It does not contain … Read more

Who does not need to wear a face mask

For some people wearing a face mask is unsuitable, there are also some situations where a face mask does not need to be worn.  Face masks are a way we can protect ourselves and others. You should wear one whenever you can. At the different traffic light settings, there are … Read more

Getting your booster dose

Learn about booster doses for COVID-19 vaccines, when you need one and how to get it.  About booster doses  If you are 16 years old and over, you are eligible to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.   If you are 18 years old or over, you can get … Read more

My Covid Record

Find out about using the website My Covid Record, where you can access information about your COVID-19 records.  The address is and it will work on any laptop, desktop or smart phone.  About My Covid Record  My Covid Record is a website that allows you to check and request … Read more

Managing your COVID-19 symptoms

There is currently no cure for COVID-19, but there are things you can do to help ease symptoms.  Symptoms of COVID-19  COVID-19 is a disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It can affect your airways, lungs, and other organs.  Symptoms include:  sore throat   sneezing and runny nose  a new or … Read more

Updated My Vaccine Passes

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May.  The updated My Vaccine Passes will have an expiry date six months from the date of issue. The pass can be requested at any time provided people continue … Read more

New process for face mask exemptions

People who have genuine reasons for not being able to wear a face mask can access a new personalised exemption card from the end of May.  About the new face mask exemption cards  For some people, an impairment, health condition, physical disability or mental health can mean wearing a mask … Read more

What to do if you cannot wear a face mask

Find out how you can apply for a Communication Card if you are unable to wear a face mask.  About Communication Cards  We know face masks are unsuitable for some people due to disabilities or health conditions.  It is not always obvious why a face mask may be unsuitable for … Read more

Life at Orange

At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system.  About Orange  At Orange, there are some restrictions in place to protect our communities. You can continue to do everyday activities including:  Meeting with friends and family  Attending events … Read more

How to get a Rapid Antigen Test

Rapid Antigen Tests are available to members of the public for free if they develop symptoms or are household contacts of a case.  Requesting a Rapid Antigen Test  Rapid Antigen Tests are free for household contacts and people with COVID-19 symptoms.  You can order a Rapid Antigen Test in two … Read more

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