COVID-19: How to book your vaccination

Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 years and over can book their free COVID-19 vaccination now. You can book your vaccination online or by phone.

Last updated: 7 October 2021

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Book online: Book My Vaccine

Booking online through Book My Vaccine is the quickest way to make your vaccination appointments – it takes just 5 minutes.

Book My Vaccine

You'll be given the option to book two doses, or just the one dose. You need two doses of the vaccine, at least 3 weeks apart, for the best protection.

Please include just one person’s details per booking.

You can book online in English, Gagana Sāmoa,  Lea Faka-Tonga, and te reo Māori.

Book my Vaccine is the new online booking system, that makes it really easy for you and your whānau to book your COVID-19 vaccinations.

This is available in English, te reo Māori and a number of other languages.

Before you book, if you know your NHI number, it’s a good idea to keep it handy as it will make your vaccination process quicker.

When you use bookmyvaccine.nz start by choosing where you want to get vaccinated.

This could be close to your home, where you work, or anywhere else you’re likely to be.

Pick the most convenient vaccination centre for you.

Then choose the date and time.

You’ll need to book two appointments, as you’ll get the best protection against COVID-19 after two doses.

Your appointments will need to be 6 weeks or more apart.

Don’t worry, we’ll do the maths for you!

You’ll then be asked for a few personal details, and how you’d prefer to be contacted.

And that’s it!

Your unique booking reference and a summary of the information you’ve provided, will also be sent to you by email or text.

Make a note of the unique booking reference in case you need to change an appointment.

The day before each appointment, you’ll be sent a text or email reminder.

You can change it at BookMyVaccine.nz or call 0800 28 29 26 and we’ll change it for you.

Whānau can book for everyone in their household at the same time so you can all be vaccinated together. To arrange vaccination appointments for more than one person, call 0800 28 29 26.

Thanks for doing your bit to protect yourself and your whānau.

The stronger our immunity, the greater our possibilities.

Appointment availability map

Before you book through Book My Vaccine, have a look at our appointment map. It shows you where vaccination sites are, and how quickly you can get your COVID-19 vaccine.

Appointment availability map

Not all vaccination centres are on Book My Vaccine. Visit Karawhuia and Healthpoint to see more location options.


Book by phone

If you’d prefer to book by phone you can call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26.

All calls are free and the team are available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

Translation services are available in over 40 languages and there’s the option to use NZ Relay Services.

When you call it’s a good idea to have your NHI (National Health Index) number ready to make the booking process quicker. You can find your NHI number on a prescription, x-ray or test result or a letter from the hospital.

Disability COVID vaccination phoneline

Disabled people, and their carers, can call the COVID Vaccination Healthline 0800 28 29 26 and push ‘2’ to receive tailored advice and support for booking their vaccination appointments including assistance with coordinating transport to and from the vaccination site and arranging the necessary support/accommodations during the appointment.

Calls are free 8 am – 8 pm Monday to Friday. Team members answering are either disabled people themselves or are allies to the disability community across Aotearoa.

The team can support people with a range of disabilities including:

  • Blind, Deafblind and low vision
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • physical impairments
  • intellectual impairments
  • neuro diverse
  • long-term health conditions.

Booking invitations

We’re sending invitations by email and letter but you don’t need to wait for an invitation to book.

If you’re aged 12 or over you can book your vaccination now. It doesn’t matter what your visa or citizenship status is.

You may receive more than one invitation. If you've already booked your appointments or received your vaccinations, you can ignore these.


Walk-in and drive-through vaccination centres

You can get your COVID-19 vaccine at some vaccination centres without needing to book an appointment. Check Healthpoint to see if there's a vaccination centre in your area that offers this service.

Drive-through vaccination centres – Healthpoint

Walk-in vaccination centres – Healthpoint

Further information about walk-in and drive-through vaccination centres – Unite against COVID-19


Whānau group bookings

At the moment we’re unable to accommodate group bookings online. However, it might be possible to make multiple bookings close together on Book My Vaccine.

Choose a vaccination location that has multiple bookings available at a similar time. Book yourself first and make sure you book each person getting vaccinated at the same location.

You can also call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week) and we’ll make the group booking for you.


Booking for someone else

You can book for someone else online through Book My Vaccine – but you'll need to confirm in one of the questions that you have consent to do this.

You'll then need to make sure you answer all questions on that person's behalf (we don't need your details).

Bookings are for one person only. If you need to book for someone else, such as a 12- to 15-year-old, you'll need to make another booking to make sure they can be accommodated.

You can also book for someone else over the phone if you confirm you have the authority to do so.


Bookings for 12- to 15-year-olds

Young people aged 12 to 15 became eligible for vaccination on 20 August 2021.

Each person getting vaccinated will need a separate appointment.

How to make a group booking

Vaccination centres will do everything to accommodate 12- to 15-year-olds who don’t have bookings, but it may not always be possible. Please call ahead to smaller sites, particularly general practices and pharmacies.

Giving consent

If you are 12- to 15-years of age, we recommend discussing vaccination with your whānau or a trusted support person.

A health professional will discuss the vaccination with you before you get vaccinated. You can also ask them any questions you have. If you have a good understanding, you can say yes or no to getting the vaccine yourself. Your parent or caregiver can provide consent if you prefer.

Information for 12 to 15-year-olds (PDF, 508 KB)

COVID-19 vaccine informed consent for young people aged 12-15 years policy statement (PDF, 176 KB)


Bookings for essential workers

Customer-facing essential workers required to work under Alert Level 4, and those supporting critical infrastructure, are currently being prioritised for vaccinations.

Your employer will be able to provide details of how you can book your appointments once the DHB or the Ministry has been in touch with them.

Check if you’re classified as an essential worker – Alert level 4 businesses and services

If you think you can get a vaccination sooner another way, please do so. We want essential workers to be vaccinated as quickly as possible.


Change or cancel your appointment(s)

You can make changes to your vaccination appointment online through Book My Vaccine.

Instructions on how to cancel or reschedule your booking


Translations

Download this PDF for information on how to book a vaccination in 39 different languages.

Translated information: How to book your COVID-19 vaccination (PDF, 1.12MB)

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