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Your questions answered in NZSL – Booster & Omicron

Why is a booster needed? So I understand that some people are feeling frustrated that they’ve already had two vaccines and now we’re asking you to also get the booster. For Omicron the booster is really important, because over time our immunity does wane and so by having the booster it … Read more

The AstraZeneca vaccine

Find out about the AstraZeneca vaccine and how you can get vaccinated.  About the AstraZeneca vaccine  The main vaccine being used in New Zealand is the Pfizer vaccine.   However, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is available for anyone aged 18 years and older who either wants a different option or cannot get the … Read more

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

Everything you need to know about the PFIZER BOOSTER

Why I need a booster   While two doses are likely to provide a good degree of protection against severe disease from Delta and Omicron COVID-19 variants for some time, a booster dose is likely to offer greater protection.   Current evidence shows your protection against infection after the primary vaccination course … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine: After your child’s Pfizer vaccination

COVID-19 vaccine: After your child’s Pfizer vaccination  Like all medicines, the Pfizer vaccine may cause side effects in some children. This is the body’s normal response and shows the vaccine is working.  This covers the Pfizer paediatric vaccine. It is the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for children aged 5 to … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine for tamariki aged 5 to 11 years

Parents and caregivers have the opportunity to protect their tamariki aged 5 to 11 against COVID-19, by being immunised with a child (paediatric) formulation of the Pfizer vaccine.  The vaccine used for tamariki is a children’s version of the Pfizer vaccine, with a lower dose and smaller volume.   Tamariki need … Read more

How to talk to your friends and whānau about the COVID-19 vaccine

How to have a positive and respectful conversation when someone you care about has fears or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine.  It can be tricky to know what to do or say when someone you care about expresses fears or concerns about getting the COVID-19 vaccination. Here are a few … Read more

3rd Primary Dose for Immunocompromised People

Access to the 3rd Primary Dose for immunocompromised people This outlines how an eligible person will access a 3rd primary dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.  There are Four key components to Access a 3rd Primary dose:  EligibilityThe practice contacts the person to let them know they are eligible for a … Read more

Medical Exemption in NZSL

Temporary medical exemption process  In rare medical situations, some people may be able to apply for a temporary medical exemption from being vaccinated against COVID-19. This will allow them to get a domestic vaccination status certificate (  You will need to talk to your usual medical practitioner or nurse practitioner about whether … Read more

Minister Announcement – 0800 Number and Transport support

Healthline phone numbers have a special. Call Healthline phone numbers to discuss the information or health advice, then book the COVID vaccine appointment. They will give you informed advice if you have difficult transport to go to the vaccination centre. You can contact NZ Relay either a video call or … Read more

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