The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe and effective.
Everyone in New Zealand aged 16 or older can get vaccinated before the end of 2021, regardless of residency or citizenship status.
Two doses of the vaccine, at least three weeks apart, will protect you. We have ordered enough doses for everyone in the country.
Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards, working with our Primary Health Organisations, Māori and Pacific providers and disability partners are organising the vaccine rollout.
Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai. By joining together we will succeed
How the vaccine works
The vaccine works by teaching your immune system to recognize and fight off the virus. It doesn’t have the virus in it, or anything that can affect your DNA. The vaccine can’t give you the disease.
The vaccine is safe
Medsafe are the Government organization that looks at all medicine before it used in New Zealand. They make sure medicine is safe to use by looking at all of the research and information from around the world. Medsafe have gone through this with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and they have said that it is safe to use.
To book your vaccine appointment, go to https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/ or phone 0800 28 29 26