Covid-19 Vaccinations 2021 including roll-out plan

The Ministry of Health (MOH) recently shared their Covid-19 vaccination roll-out plan for 2021 - here is a summary of their plan. 

People will not be able to get an appointment at a medical centre for the vaccination until the second half of this year. Use this Tool to find out when you can get a vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free, available to everyone 16 and over, and will help protect New Zealanders - check out this video for people's vaccine stories

Maximising uptake of the vaccine will ensure we keep as many people as safe and protected as possible. MOH are rolling out the vaccine in stages and those at greater risk will be vaccinated first. There will be enough vaccines for everyone. New Zealand's vaccine strategy  is to:

  • Supply enough vaccine to protect Aotearoa and the Pacific
  • Protect Māori, Pacific peoples, and other groups at greater risk of COVID-19
  • Make it easy for people to get vaccinated
  • Put safety first with all COVID-19 vaccines
  • Ensure we are prepared for future outbreaks
  • Support New Zealand’s contribution to global wellbeing

When can I get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Use this online tool to find out when you can get a vaccine. See the Ministry of Health's roll-out plan which explains when different people around the country can get a vaccine:

  1. February / March - Border and MIQ workers
  2. March / April / May - High-risk frontline workers and people living in high risk places e.g. residential care, Counties Manukau DHB area
  3. May onwards - Adults 65+ years with underlying health conditions, disabled people
  4. July onwards - General population aged 16 years and over