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Vaccine Guide: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

GETTING THE COVID-19 VACCINE Choosing to get the vaccine Getting the vaccine will help stop you from getting sick from COVID-19. We encourage you to take this opportunity to get the vaccine. It is not compulsory to have the COVID-19 vaccine; it is your choice if want to you get … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Vaccine Guide: Is the Vaccine safe?

IS THE VACCINE SAFE? Is the vaccine safe? The vaccine was tested by Medsafe; they checked very carefully to make sure the COVID-19 vaccine is safe enough to give to people. Medsafe’s job is to check how safe and effective medicines are. Medsafe is independent and is not part of … Read more

Vaccine Guide: About the COVID-19 Vaccine

ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE What is a vaccine? Vaccines protect you and help stop you getting sick. Some vaccines you may have had before include the flu and measles vaccine. Most vaccines are an injection that you get in your arm. How does the COVID-19 vaccine work? The COVID-19 vaccine … Read more

Vaccine Guide: What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a virus that can make people very sick. A virus is a sickness that can spread from one person to another person. Here in New Zealand we have all worked hard to stop the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 is still a very big problem … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine Guide

COVID-19 What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a virus that can make people very sick. A virus is a sickness that can spread from one person to another person. Here in New Zealand we have all worked hard to stop the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 is still a very big problem … Read more

Impact of the vaccine on our borders

It’s too soon to understand how the availability of vaccines in New Zealand and internationally will influence any changes to our border controls. Researchers are working to confirm whether a vaccinated person could still be a carrier and transmit COVID-19 to someone else. Until that information is certain, we need to maintain our … Read more

COVID-19 vaccination programme

The Ministry of Health is developing a plan to make sure that vaccines are distributed fairly.   Those more at risk from COVID-19 including such as border workers, health workers, Māori, Pacific peoples, older People and People with disabilities will be prioritised. The first people to be vaccinated will be border and … Read more

Making sure New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccines are safe

The Government has secured supplies of the vaccines for the entire country and to support our Pacific neighbours. The Government has four Advance Purchase Agreements for COVID-19 vaccines. These agreements are subject to the vaccines successfully completing clinical trials and being approved by Medsafe. Medsafe is New Zealand’s independent medical … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccines

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 … Read more

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