COVID-19 vaccination for children 5-11 years
From 17 January, parents or caregivers of children aged 5 to 11 can go to a walk-in clinic with their child/children or use BookMyVaccine.nz to get immunised (make sure you select the appropriate age range)
Children need two doses of the vaccine to be fully protected. It’s recommended these are at least 8 weeks apart
Vaccination centres, GPs and pharmacies across Auckland are now offering free COVID-19 immunisation for 5 to 11-year-old children (tamariki)
Walk in to any vaccination centres or check with your local pharmacy or GP about their youth immunisation options
View some videos and hear from doctors about:
Talking and preparing children and tamariki about immunisation
Protecting our tamariki brochure
After your child’s vaccination- factsheet attached
Q&A’s with Dr Hari Talreja featured in Indian Weekender
Information for parents and caregivers see here (Ministry of Health) and here (Unite Against COVID-19)
COVID-19 Booster vaccine
Anyone aged 18 or older who has had two doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least four months ago is encouraged to get their free booster vaccine.
While two doses is likely to hold a good degree of protection against severe disease from Delta and Omicron COVID-19 variants, a third dose is likely to offer great protection against transmission of COVID-19 and reduce the chance of more serious infections
Pregnant women aged 18 and older can receive the Pfizer booster vaccine at any stage of pregnancy, at least 4 months after the second dose. Talk with your midwife, obstetrician or general practitioner about the timing of your booster.
Check when you are due for a booster by visiting mycovidrecord.nz or referring to your purple COVID-19 Vaccine Record Card.
Get your booster at walk-in sites or book an appointment on BookMyVaccine.nz or by calling COVID Vaccination Healthline 0800 28 29 26 (8am - 8pm, 7 days a week). See here.