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COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination

Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available to everyone in Aotearoa aged 5 and over 

When you get vaccinated, you’re not just protecting yourself but also your aiga, friends, churches and community. The vaccine is free and available to everyone aged 5 and over. It will help to protect Aotearoa from COVID-19. You can now get a booster if it has been at least 3 months since your second dose.

All Government vaccine mandates will end From 11:59pm on 12 September 2022. The last workforce with a Government vaccine mandate is health and disability workers. This will end on 11:59pm, 26 September 2022. 

Some employers may still require workers to be vaccinated due to their responsibilities under health and safety legislation.

Anti-viral Medicines available free to Pacific Peoples

Anti-viral medicines are available for free to any New Zealander 65 and over who tests positive for COVID-19. For Māori and Pacific peoples, these medicines will be available for free to anyone aged 50 and over. In addition, anyone with three high-risk conditions is eligible for free anti-viral medicines.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination for children.

As part of the New Zealand Government’s response and Unite Against COVID-19 campaign, MPP has launched a complementary campaign about receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. 

Watch our COVID-19 vaccine educational videos to find out about the vaccination journey and how the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine works.