Getting Vaccinated | Northland DHB

Getting Vaccinated




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- Everyone in New Zealand aged 12 years and over can get their free COVID-19 vaccination now. 
- From 17 January tamariki aged between 5-12 will be eligible for the vaccine. - It doesn't matter what your visa or citizenship status is.

On this page

> Book your vaccine

> Find a vaccination clinic in Northland

My vaccine pass

> About the COVID-19 vaccine programme

> Drive-through vaccinations

> Getting a booster

> Vaccination progress 




About the COVID-19 vaccine programme
  • Vaccinations are free and one of the most powerful tools against COVID-19.
  • Two doses of the Pfizer vaccine are how we protect each other, our whānau, and our community, including against the delta variant of the virus.
  • The Pfizer vaccine is highly effective if people have both doses, at least three weeks apart.
  • AstraZeneca is available for people aged 18 and older who cannot have the Pfizer vaccine or people who want to have a different COVID-19 vaccine. Bookings must be made for AstraZeneca via BookMyVaccine. For information about AstraZeneca visit, IMAC.
  • When you book, have your NHI (National Health Index) number handy, it will make the process quicker for you. You’ll find your NHI number on a prescription, x-ray or test result, or a letter from the hospital.
  • It is really important that you provide your full legal name – not an alias or nickname.
  • Please do not turn up any earlier than 15 minutes before your appointment and please respect our COVID-19 Vaccination Community Clinic staff, who are working tirelessly to vaccinate our community.
  • The wait time after COVID vaccinations is 15 minutes
  • For information about vaccine use for 12-15-year-olds, visit the Unite against COVID-19 website.


Drive-through vaccination centres
  • Drive-through vaccination is only suitable for passenger cars or SUVs. We cannot accept motorbikes, trucks, or other high-sided vehicles
  • If you have a history of fainting or other serious reactions following vaccinations, we recommend you don’t get your vaccination in a drive-through vaccination centre.
  • Private conversations are more challenging at a drive-through site. If you need a detailed conversation about your vaccination, call your GP or Healthline first or attend a non-drive-through vaccination centre.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are required to self-isolate (including because you are waiting for your test results), do not come to your vaccination appointment. This applies to all vaccination centres, including drive-through vaccination.
Getting your vaccination at a drive-through vaccination centre
  • Where possible, wear a face covering.
  • Come prepared in case you need to wait in queue for a period of time.
  • Sit next to a car door that can be opened.
  • Wear clothing allowing the vaccinator easy access to your upper arm. You should expect to receive the vaccine in the arm closest to the car window.
  • Always stay in your vehicle, unless you are asked to step out by vaccination staff.
> Find a vaccination clinic in Northland


Getting a booster

The Pfizer vaccine is the primary vaccine being used in New Zealand for booster doses, even if you had a different vaccine for your earlier doses.

You can get a free booster now if:

  • you are aged 18 or over, and
  • you are fully vaccinated, and
  • it has been at least 4 months since you completed your primary course (for most people, this is 2 doses).

From 17 January 2022 booster vaccination will be available from the four DHB vaccination clinics – Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Whangārei and Dargaville.  

You can also get your booster dose by: 

  • making an appointment with your doctor or pharmacy, if they are doing COVID-19 vaccines
  • if it has been at least 6 months since your second dose, you can book online now through or by calling 0800 28 29 26.  From Monday 17 January, if it has been at least 4 months since your second dose, you can book online. 

Recording Booster Doses
You do not need a booster dose to be 'fully vaccinated' or to get a vaccine pass or certificate. If you do get a booster dose, it will be added to My Covid Record and you can create another pass.

Click here for more information.


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