A list of vaccines available in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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These vaccines are free to all children and young people under 18. It does not matter what their visa or citizenship status is.
Given to babies for free when they are 6 weeks and 3 months old.
This vaccination is free for babies at 6 weeks, 3 months, and 5 months.
The pneumococcal vaccine is free for all children under 5.
The meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine is free for all tamariki under 5 years old.
The MMR vaccine is free for all children in NZ.
Your child can get a free booster vaccination for Hib disease when they’re 15 months old.
Your child can get a free chickenpox vaccination when they’re 15 months old. It’s also free for 11 year olds who have not been vaccinated already or if they have not had a confirmed chickenpox infection.
A single-dose booster vaccination is for children at age 4.
It’s recommended all tamariki from 6 months old get flu vaccination every year. In 2023, it’s free for tamariki aged 6 months to 12 years old.
Recommended for everyone aged 5 and over. It’s also available to tamariki from 6 months who are at greater risk of severe illness if they were to get COVID-19.
Free for ages 9 to 26. It’s provided through most schools in Year 7 or Year 8.
Offered to children for free from when they are 11 years old. It’s available through some schools for students in Year 7.
Adults also need immunisation and some vaccines are free.
For people over 18 years old, the MMR vaccine is free if you’re a resident, or eligible for free healthcare in New Zealand.
Free for adults at high risk and if you’re pregnant.
Rangatahi aged 13 to 25 years who are entering into, or in their first year of certain close-living situations, can get free meningococcal B, and meningococcal A, C, W, and Y vaccines.
Free for adults from 45 and 65 years old, and if you’re pregnant.
Recommended for anyone aged 50 and over. It’s free for the 12 months after your 65th birthday.
HPV immunisation is free for ages 9 to 26.
The COVID-19 vaccine is free and recommended for everyone aged 5 and over.
If you’re planning a pregnancy and are not able to find out if you’ve had chickenpox, or if you haven’t been vaccinated, it’s strongly recommended you get a chickenpox vaccine before becoming pregnant.
Immunisations recommended for high risk groups.
The TB vaccine is free for children under 5 years of age who have a higher risk of catching TB.
If you’re planning to travel, check whether hep A immunisation is advised. Immunisation may also be recommended for certain tamariki at high risk.
Additional meningococcal vaccines and doses may be available and free for children and adults at high risk of disease due to medical conditions.