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 to get a booster.
If you are aged over 18 years you can get your first 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 3 months after recovering before getting your next COVID-19 vaccination. This will ensure you have the maximum protection against the virus.
Some people over the age of 5 who are severely immunocompromised are eligible to get a third primary dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This third dose is optional but is recommended. Talk to your GP to see if you are eligible and to get a prescription.
This third primary dose is not a booster dose. You should still get your first and second boosters even if you have had a third primary dose.
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 and 17 year olds) after your second dose, you can get a booster dose.