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Immunisation / Vaccinations

Immunisation / Vaccinations

You and your whānau can be immunised against a wide range of infectious diseases at any of our clinics. Many immunisations are free.

COVID-19 vaccine

Getting the Covid-19 vaccine is one of the main ways that you can Getting the Covid-19 vaccine is one of the main ways that you can protect your health and wellbeing during this pandemic. It is also an important step towards a return to normality. Everyone in NZ, 5 years and over are eligible.

Influenza vaccine

Flu vaccination is the best form of protection against an influenza virus. The immunisation can’t give you flu – it contains no live viruses. In fact, many different viruses cause colds and other respiratory infections in Australia, which run throughout the year. The flu vaccination helps prepare your immune system to fight against circulating influenza virus which is why it’s important to get vaccinated every year.

How much does the flu vaccine cost?

If you are eligible for a funded influenza vaccine, it is free.

The cost is $30 to those who are not elibigle for funded injections. 

HPV – cervical cancer vaccine

A free cervical cancer vaccine is available for everyone, male and female, aged 9–26 years, including non-residents under the age of 18.


The vaccine offers protection against human papillomaviruses (HPV) that can lead to cervical cancer. Males are vaccinated, too, so they cannot pass the virus onto females during sex. For more information, talk to your doctor or practice nurse.


Shingles is a painful rash caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles is more common in older adults and people with weakened immune systems. Vaccination can reduce your risk of getting shingles and the long-term pain it can lead to.

The shingles vaccine is called Zostavax and it’s free for people who are 65 years old.

If you’re under 65, you may want to think about having the vaccination, although it is not funded for you. 

Talk to your GP clinic about how to get vaccinated and if you are eligible for a free vaccine.

Childhood vaccinations

Free routine vaccinations for children are important to keep your child and whānau immunised against diseases like measles, mumps and rubella. Children should have, and are entitled to receive, free immunisations at six weeks, three months, five months, 15 months and five years.