With COVID-19 in the community, it’s recommended you get your booster dose to increase your protection against the virus and reduce the likelihood of passing COVID-19 on to others.
People who are 18 years old and over can get their booster three months after their second dose. 16 and 17 year olds can get a booster dose six months after their second dose.
You can visit any of our walk-in vaccination centres or book an appointment by calling the COVID-19 Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26.
It is recommended for those more vulnerable and at increased risk of a severe illness from COVID-19 to have a second booster a minimum of 6 months after their first booster.
These people are:
In addition, a second booster is available for:
You can book an appointment for a booster dose through Book My Vaccine, or by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).
A booster provides better protection for you and your whānau
A booster provides added protection against the new Omicron variant
The Pfizer booster dose is now available. You need to be at least 16 years old.
If you are aged over 18 years you can get the booster 3 months after your second dose.
If you are 16 or 17 years old, you will need to wait 6 months after your second dose before getting your booster.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you will need to wait for three months after recovering before getting your next COVID-19 vaccination. This will ensure you have the maximum protection against the virus.
You can walk in at many vaccination sites or book an appointment by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26
From 17 January, you can book online at Book My Vaccine.
Some GPs and pharmacies also take bookings.
For a complete list of where to get vaccinated click here.
Booster doses are mandatory for workforces covered by the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 (Vaccinations Order). This includes the healthcare, disability, border, MIQ, education, corrections, defence and fire and emergency workforces.
Some people over the age of 12 who are severely immunocompromised will be eligible to get a third primary dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This third dose will be optional but is recommended. This primary third dose is different to a booster dose for the general population.
Regardless of which COVID vaccination you have had overseas, you can receive a booster dose. If you are in New Zealand, aged 16 and older and it is at least 3 months (6 months for 16/17 year olds) following the second dose, you will be eligible for a booster dose.