Protect yourself, your whānau, and your community. Immunise.
Immunisation saves lives. As well as protecting yourself from dangerous diseases, getting your tamariki vaccinated is one of the best ways to set them up for a healthy future. Lots of vaccines in New Zealand are free.
Aotearoa Immunisation Week
Monday 29 May to Sunday 4 June is Aotearoa Immunisation Week. This is a great time to make sure everyone in your whānau is up to date with their vaccinations.
National Immunisation schedule
Learn about the vaccines on the National Immunisation schedule. This outlines the free vaccines offered to tamariki and the best time to get them vaccinated.
Immunisation information in NZSL
New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) information covering what a vaccine is, when to get them, which vaccines are free, how to book, planning for your appointment, and what to expect on that day and after your immunisation.
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine
Aotearoa New Zealand is at very high risk of a measles outbreak. The MMR vaccine is free for all children in NZ, and all adults born after 1969 if they’re eligible for free NZ healthcare.
Whooping cough vaccination
Whooping cough can be really dangerous and can kill babies. A vaccination should be given from 16 weeks of every pregnancy. Then pēpi need 3 doses when they are 6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months old.
It’s time for everyone over 6 months old to get their 2023 flu vaccine. It’s free for tamariki aged 6 months to 12 years old, if you’re pregnant, over 65s, and for lots of other people.
The meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine is free for all tamariki under 5 years old. There are also other meningococcal vaccines available for rangatahi (young people) 13 to 25 years old in certain close-living situations.
Booking an immunisation appointment
Find out where you can get immunised, how to book an appointment, and what to do if your child is not enrolled with a doctor.
Catching up on missed vaccinations
Catching up on missed immunisations is easy. Find out how to check if your whānau have missed any, what to do if you’ve had vaccinations overseas, and what to do if your tamariki missed a school vaccination.