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Getting vaccinated

Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 years and over can get a free COVID-19 vaccination. It doesn’t matter what your visa or citizenship status is.

Getting vaccinated helps to protect your yourself, your whānau and your community.

 

Proof of vaccination

You can now view your COVID-19 vaccination records online via My Covid Record. This shows the date and dose for any COVID-19 vaccinations you’ve already had. 

At this stage, vaccination records will only show up if the doses were administered in New Zealand. The name that appears on your record is the name associated with your NHI. If the information associated with your NHI is incorrect, contact your GP or usual health care provider to update it.

You can also request a letter from Ministry of Health which confirms your vaccination status – this takes up to 10 working days. Request a copy of your vaccination records.

You should not visit a vaccination centre if you:

  • have COVID-19 symptoms
  • have been told to self-isolate and stay at home
  • are a close contact of someone with COVID-19
  • are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test

It is quick and easy to reschedule your appointment. Call 0800 28 29 26 or visit bookmyvaccine.nz.

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 you can get your vaccine after your isolation period has finished. You will be told by a health professional when you can return to your normal life.

If you have had COVID-19 you can get your first vaccination 4 weeks after leaving a managed isolation quarantine (MIQ) facility, or finishing your self-isolation at home. You can get the second vaccination 3 weeks after your first vaccination.

If you had your first dose of the vaccine before you got COVID-19, you can get your second dose after you have finished isolating at home or at MIQ. 

If you had 2 doses of the vaccine before you got COVID-19 you do not need another one at this time. If you are severely immunocompromised, you may need a third primary dose of the Pfizer vaccine. You should discuss this with your GP or specialist.

Further information

Vaccine facts

Book my vaccine

Healthline: 0800 358 5453 (a free, 24/7 service with interpreters available)

You can get the Pfizer vaccine at any stage of your pregnancy. 

The vaccine protects you as you are far less likely to fall seriously ill, and can also protect your baby. It also protects your pēpi as there is evidence that babies can get antibodies through the placenta that help protect them from COVID-19.

If you catch COVID-19 when you’re pregnant, you are more likely to become very unwell, so it’s important to be fully vaccinated. There is no evidence that the vaccine is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage during pregnancy.

If you’re breastfeeding, you can get a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) at any time. Breastfeeding supports the development of a healthy immune system, and if you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, there is evidence that you can provide extra protection for your pēpi through antibodies in your breastmilk.

Download information on the vaccine, pregnancy and breastfeeding from Unite against COVID-19 [PDF].

You should not visit a vaccination centre if you:

  • have COVID-19 symptoms
  • have been told to self-isolate and stay at home
  • are a close contact of someone with COVID-19
  • are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test

It is quick and easy to reschedule your appointment. Call 0800 28 29 26 or visit bookmyvaccine.nz.

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 you can get your vaccine after your isolation period has finished. You will be told by a health professional when you can return to your normal life.

If you have had COVID-19 you can get your first vaccination 4 weeks after leaving a managed isolation quarantine (MIQ) facility, or finishing your self-isolation at home. You can get the second vaccination 3 weeks after your first vaccination.

If you had your first dose of the vaccine before you got COVID-19, you can get your second dose after you have finished isolating at home or at MIQ. 

If you had 2 doses of the vaccine before you got COVID-19 you do not need another one at this time. If you are severely immunocompromised, you may need a third primary dose of the Pfizer vaccine. You should discuss this with your GP or specialist.

Further information

Vaccine facts

Book my vaccine

Healthline: 0800 358 5453 (a free, 24/7 service with interpreters available)

You can get the Pfizer vaccine at any stage of your pregnancy. 

The vaccine protects you as you are far less likely to fall seriously ill, and can also protect your baby. It also protects your pēpi as there is evidence that babies can get antibodies through the placenta that help protect them from COVID-19.

If you catch COVID-19 when you’re pregnant, you are more likely to become very unwell, so it’s important to be fully vaccinated. There is no evidence that the vaccine is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage during pregnancy.

If you’re breastfeeding, you can get a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) at any time. Breastfeeding supports the development of a healthy immune system, and if you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, there is evidence that you can provide extra protection for your pēpi through antibodies in your breastmilk.

Download information on the vaccine, pregnancy and breastfeeding from Unite against COVID-19 [PDF].

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 you need to get a test.

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Last updated 4.11.2021

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