Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent vaccine
From 1 March, people who are not currently up to date with their boosters will be offered the new bivalent booster.
There are currently 1.9m New Zealanders who have either not received their first booster, or who are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and have not received their second booster. For the first month of the vaccine rollout, these are the priority groups given the added protection the first and second boosters provide.
Bookings can be made via www.BookMyVaccine.nz or by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).
From 1 April, an additional booster will be made available to:
- anyone aged 30 and over who has completed a primary course, as long as it’s been at least 6 months since their last COVID-19 booster or positive COVID-19 test.
- people at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 who have completed a primary course, as long as it’s been at least 6 months since their last COVID-19 booster or positive COVID-19 test.