22 June 2022
Influenza vaccines administered in New Zealand
The numbers as at 17 June 2022
- 37,688 flu vaccines administered across New Zealand in the past week, bringing the total to date to 1,037,871 (21% of the population).
- Flu vaccines administered to those over 65 so far: 530,552 (65%).
- Flu vaccines administered to Māori aged 55 to 64 so far: 20,462 (29%).
- Flu vaccines administered to Pacific people aged 55 to 64 so far: 10,234 (32%).
- The number of vaccinations administered this week increased by 4,235 on last week.
- 1,443,933 doses have been distributed around the country.
What you need to know
- Getting the flu vaccine helps reduce your risk of getting really sick or having to go to hospital.
- Reopening New Zealand's border means we will see new strains of flu spreading in our communities.
- Flu vaccines are free for those people most likely to get very sick – people who are over 65 years of age; Māori and Pacific people over 55 years of age; pregnant people; and those with underlying health conditions.
- Visit the Ministry of Health’s website for more information.
- Data may vary reflecting timeliness of data reporting.