From 1 March 2023, the Pfizer bivalent vaccine will replace the existing booster. From 1 April 2023, an additional booster will be available for those eligible.
All New Zealanders aged 30 and over will be able to access the new COVID-19 bivalent booster from April as part of the Government’s plan to keep Kiwis safe and take pressure off our health system.
From 1 April, anyone 30 years or over will be eligible to receive the bivalent vaccine, as long as it has been at least 6 months since their last COVID-19 booster or positive COVID-19 test.
When you get vaccinated, you’re not just protecting yourself but also your aiga, friends, churches and community. The vaccine is free and available to everyone aged 5 and over. It will help to protect Aotearoa from COVID-19. You can now get a booster if it has been at least 3 months since your second dose.
All Government vaccine mandates will end From 11:59pm on 12 September 2022. The last workforce with a Government vaccine mandate is health and disability workers. This will end on 11:59pm, 26 September 2022.
Some employers may still require workers to be vaccinated due to their responsibilities under health and safety legislation.
Anti-viral medicines are available for free to any New Zealander 65 and over who tests positive for COVID-19. For Māori and Pacific peoples, these medicines will be available for free to anyone aged 50 and over. In addition, anyone with three high-risk conditions is eligible for free anti-viral medicines.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination for children.
As part of the New Zealand Government’s response and Unite Against COVID-19 campaign, MPP has launched a complementary campaign about receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Watch our COVID-19 vaccine educational videos to find out about the vaccination journey and how the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine works.