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COVID-19 related updates, as on 19 Jan 2022

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



  • More information

  • Protecting our tamariki brochure

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  • 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.