Keep yourself, your whānau, friends and community safe from COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. 

Book your vaccine

You can help your community get ready for COVID-19 by getting vaccinated.

Getting vaccinated means you are far less likely to get really sick and have to go to hospital. You are also less likely to pass COVID-19 on to other people.

Studies show that people who have received two doses of the vaccine are protected against getting COVID-19 symptoms.

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Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 and over can book their free COVID-19 vaccination now.

Offer to give your neighbours a lift to get vaccinated

If you have neighbours who can’t get to your nearest COVID-19 vaccination centre, why not offer to give them a lift?

One of the reasons someone may not have received a COVID-19 vaccine is because they can’t get to a vaccination centre. There are many places around New Zealand where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine, with or without an appointment.

Some vaccination sites are specifically set up to support disabled people.

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There are many places around New Zealand where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. Find a vaccination centre near you.

Nervous neighbour? Offer to be their shot-buddy

Got neighbours who are nervous about getting vaccinated against COVID-19? You could offer to support them when they go.

If you have received your COVID-19 vaccines, you’ll know how easy it is. Your neighbours may need a little reassurance of what to expect at their appointment.

You can be a shot-buddy and go with your neighbour for support. 

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Find out what will happen at your COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

If you offer to look after the littlies, the grown ups can go get vaccinated

If you have neighbours who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19, they could need someone to look after the kids.

Parents and caregivers of busy families may not have had a chance to get away for their vaccine. You can help to make things a little easier by offering to take the kids while the grownups go for their shot.  

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There are many places around New Zealand where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. Find a vaccination centre near you.

Let your neighbours know that the jab didn’t hurt a bit

Know someone who’s worried the COVID-19 vaccine might hurt? Let them know it might not be as bad as they think.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is quick and easy. You might feel nervous about getting the vaccine, which is completely normal.

A fully trained vaccinator will give you the vaccine in your upper arm, and it will be over very fast. You will then need to stay for at least 15 minutes so we can make sure you do not have an immediate reaction.

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Get ready for isolating at home

You can prepare for what you need to do if you get COVID-19. Being ready is about people, conversations, connections and knowing what to do. Being ready will mean your whānau and community can help each other if needed.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you and everyone you live with will need to isolate to help stop the spread of the virus. 

Most people with COVID-19 are likely to have mild to moderate illness. They will be able to self-isolate and fully recover in their own home, or in suitable alternative accommodation, with support from local healthcare providers.

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Find out how to prepare for self-isolation. Complete a COVID-19 readiness checklist so you know your whānau is ready if someone in your household gets COVID-19.