COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION

Your COVID-19 vaccination – Everything you need to know

When you get vaccinated you’re not just protecting yourself.
You’re also doing your bit by reducing the risk of passing on COVID-19 to your Fanau (family),friends and community. The COVID-19 vaccine is free, and available to everyone aged 12 years and over in Aotearoa.

BOOK YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION NOW!

Everyone in Aotearoa aged 12 and over can book their free COVID-19 vaccination! We need the following information:

Full Name

Date of Birth

Gender

Contact Number

NHI Number (if known)

With preferred date and time(note: the hub is closed Sun & Mon)

Please 📧email: amy.uluave@rpidct.nz or 📲 text: 022 694 0893 and we can book your appointment on your behalf?

Protect yourself and your aiga from the COVID-19 illness 

For more information regarding the vaccine please see the links below in Pacific Island Languages:

🇨🇰 Te vairākau pāruru COVID-19 | The COVID-19 vaccine https://covid19.govt.nz/iwi-and-communities/translations/cook-islands-maori/the-covid-19-vaccine/how-to-get-a-vaccine/booking-your-covid-19-vaccination/

🇫🇯 Na icula ni COVID-19 | The COVID-19 vaccine https://www.mpp.govt.nz/covid-19/vaccination/fijian/

🇹🇴 Ko e huhu malu‘i COVID-19 | The COVID-19 vaccine https://www.mpp.govt.nz/covid-19/vaccination/tonga/

🇼🇸 Tuipuipui o le COVID-19 | The COVID-19 vaccine https://www.mpp.govt.nz/covid-19/vaccination/samoan/

🇹🇰 Ko te tui puipuia o te COVID-19 | The COVID-19 vaccine https://www.mpp.govt.nz/covid-19/vaccination/tokelau/

BOOK YOUR FREE VACCINATION NOW – bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz

How the vaccine works

  • The COVID-19 vaccine works by teaching your body to fight the virus, and protects you from getting sick. The vaccine cannot give you COVID-19.
  • You will need two doses of the vaccine, at least 21 days apart. To ensure you have the best protection, make sure you get both doses.

Is the vaccine safe?

  • All COVID-19 vaccines must meet internationally agreed standards for safety and efficacy
  • Medsafe (New Zealand’s medicines safety authority) only grants consent for vaccines to be used in New Zealand once they are satisfied that they are safe and effective.
  • There have been no shortcuts in granting approval for our COVID-19 vaccine (the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine).

What health information do I need to share?

  • If you have had an allergic reaction to any vaccine or injection in the past, please tell your vaccinator.
  • If you are taking any medications or have a bleeding disorder, talk to your health provider first.
  • If you are pregnant, talk to your midwife or doctor

New Zealand’s immunisation programme

The Plan for New Zealand (Our Plan)

  • We have secured enough of the vaccine for everyone, and it’s free
  • We’ve secured enough Pfizer vaccine for everyone in New Zealand aged 16 and over, to get the two doses they need to be protected.
  • Getting the vaccine is free for everyone, regardless of your residency or citizenship status.

Our COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

A one-page poster outlining the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan for New Zealand. This includes four groups, who the groups include and why, when and where these groups will get vaccinated.

Group 1 – Protect our border and MIQ workers

Who – 50,0001 | When? February & March

  • Border and MIQ employers and employees and the people they live with.
  • This group includes cleaners, nurses who undertake health checks in MIQ, security staff, customs and border officials, hotel workers, defence and police staff who are eligible to be rotated into MIQ, airline staff, port authorities and vaccinators.

Where?

  • Workers get the vaccine at or near places of employment.
  • The people they live with are invited to get their vaccine at a range of places.
Group 2 – Protect our high-risk frontline workers and people living in high-risk places

Who – 480,000 | When? March, April & May

  • High-risk frontline healthcare workforces who are most likely to contract and/or spread
  • COVID-19 through their interaction with patients.3
  • Any person who usually lives in long-term residential care where residents are at risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19.
  • All people working in long-term residential environments where people are at risk of getting very sick or dying from COVID-19.
  • Older Māori and Pacific people cared for by whānau (and the people they live with and their carers).
  • Any person who is aged 65+ or has a relevant underlying health condition4 or disability living in the Counties Manukau DHB area.

Where?

  • Workers get the vaccine at or near places of employment.
  • Workers and residents in long-term residential environments get the vaccine at or near their facility.
  • Māori and Pacific providers offer the vaccine to older people who live with their whānau, and their households and carers, at locations in their communities.
  • Different options, including community clinics and pop-up centres available in the Counties Manukau DHB district.
Group 3 – Protect the people who are at risk
of getting very sick from COVID-19

Who – 1,700,0001 | When? May Onwards

  • People in New Zealand aged 65+, people with relevant underlying health conditions and disabled people.
  • • Adults in custodial settings.

Where?

  • We will offer different options to make getting the vaccine as easy as possible, including through
  • Māori and Pacific providers, GPs, pop-up centres, pharmacies, medical and hauora centres and community clinics.
Group 4 – Protect Everyone

Who – 2,000,0001| When? July Onwards

  • Our general population aged, 16 and over.
  • Note the 16+ requirement relates to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as per Medsafe approval so far

Where?

  • We will offer different options to make getting the vaccine as easy as possible, including through
  • Māori and Pacific providers, GPs, pop-up centres, pharmacies, medical and hauora centres and community clinics.

FQA’S Covid-19 Vaccine: Your questions answered

DOWNLOAD FQA’S ( frequently questioned answers) Information and advice translated into different languages

Your Plan: How to book your appointment

Getting your vaccination – what to expect?

Vaccines are one of the ways we can fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the welfare and wellbeing of our communities.
Things to consider before getting
your vaccine
  • If you have had a severe or immediate allergic reaction to any vaccine or injection in the past, please discuss this with your vaccinator.
  • If you are on blood-thinning medications or have a bleeding disorder, please let your vaccinator know.
  • If you are pregnant, please talk to your vaccinator, GP or midwife.
  • We are not currently offering the Pfizer vaccine to those under 16 years of age until further data is available.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get a test and stay at home until you get your results. You can be vaccinated once you have a negative test.
What happens after my
vaccine?
  • You’ll need to wait at least 20 minutes after your vaccination so medical staff can check you do not have a serious allergic reaction.
  • You may need to be observed for longer if you have had severe reactions to vaccines or other products in the past, or have a long way to travel after your vaccination
Potential side effects
  • Like all medicines, the vaccine may cause side effects in some people. These are common, are usually mild and don’t last long and won’t stop you from having the second dose or going about your daily life.
  • The most common reported reactions are pain at the injection site, a headache and feeling tired or fatigued.
  • Muscle aches, feeling generally unwell, chills, fever, joint pain and nausea may also occur. This shows that the vaccine is working. These are more commonly reported after the second dose.
  • Some side effects may temporarily affect your ability to drive or use machinery
  • Serious allergic reactions do occur but are extremely rare. Our vaccinators are trained to manage these.

After your vaccination

Like all medicines, the vaccine may cause side
effects in some people. This is the body’s normal
response and shows the vaccine is working.
For any additional information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine please head to the official website

https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19-vaccines/

Lakes District Health Board Website