Covid Bivalent (Original/Omicron) boostersEligibility from 1 May 2023available from 6 months after your last COVID-19 vaccine dose or 6 months after having COVID-19 infection. 

An additional COVID-19 booster is available for:

· people aged 30 and over

· people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 aged 16 to 29

· pregnant people aged 16 to 29 years

· severely immunocompromised young people aged 12 to 15

The 2023 flu vaccine is free for:

  • tamariki aged 6 months to 12 years old
  • pregnant people
  • Māori and Pacific people aged 55 years and older
  • everyone aged 65 years and older
  • anyone with underlying health conditions including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and serious asthma
  • anyone with mental illness such as schizophrenia or those currently accessing mental health services.
  • The flu vaccine can be given at the same time or immediately before or after the COVID-19 vaccine. If given at the same time, you will receive the vaccines at separate places on your arms and with different syringes.
  • If you have had COVID and are symptom-free and have completed at least 7-days of self-isolation, you can have the flu vaccine.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that can be life threatening. Measles is caused by a virus and is easily preventable with immunisation.

MMR vaccine is available free in New Zealand to people born on/after 1 January 1969.

Two documented doses of the MMR vaccine is 99% effective in preventing measles.

If you have only had one dose, and fit the criteria date, please make a Nurse appointment to have the 2nd.

Vaccination is particularly important if you are planning to travel overseas – to protect yourself and to help prevent outbreaks in New Zealand.

Meningococcal B vaccine ‘Bexsero’, funded from 1 March 2023 protects against meningococcal B disease in children up to 12 months of age.

It is administered as part of the childhood immunisation programme. It will also be funded for people aged 13 to 25 years who are entering into or in their first year of specified close-living situations. Catch-up programmes will also be funded for these groups.