Updated 31 March 2020
The Ministry of Health is working to ensure influenza vaccines are distributed equitably across New Zealand, to enable those at greatest risk to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
800,000 influenza vaccines have already been distributed. As the next shipments of vaccines arrive in New Zealand, the Ministry will be making sure that deliveries to communities at greatest risk are prioritised.
Free vaccinations are now available for:
- Kaumātua aged 65 and older.
- Pregnant women.
- Other people with serious health conditions like severe asthma, diabetes, heart, lung and kidney problems or cancer.
- Young children with a history of severe respiratory illness.
Although the influenza vaccination won’t protect whānau from COVID-19, it will help protect against a serious disease that kills hundreds of New Zealanders every winter.
What to do
Ring your GP to find out how you can get the flu vaccine.
Ring us for support if you are unsure what to do: 027 236 7655