COVID-19 Booster Information

Last updated 17 January 2022

COVID-19 Protection Framework

Orange settings are currently in place in the MidCentral rohe. Face masks are mandatory on flights, public transport, taxis and when inside shops and visiting public venues. Remember to continue signing in to places you visit using the NZ COVID Tracer app, or by writing your details on the sign-in sheets provided. 



If you are 18 years or older and have been fully vaccinated for at least four months, you are now eligible for your free COVID-19 booster.

Receiving a booster dose of the vaccine will help protect our communities from the effects of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 by reducing the chance of more serious infection and the risk of transmitting it to others.

If you are pregnant, aged 18 years and older, it is recommended you receive a booster of the Pfizer vaccine to help protect you and your baby against the effects of COVID-19. The booster can be given at any stage of pregnancy, at least 4 months after your primary course (for most people, this is 2 doses).

You should discuss the timing of a booster with your midwife, obstetrician or general practitioner.

The Pfizer vaccine is the primary vaccine being used in New Zealand for booster doses, even if you had a different vaccine for your earlier doses.

Vaccination clinics are open across the region and many locations offer walk-in options with no need to book an appointment. 

To find out where your nearest vaccination clinic is, head to (external website) or call 0800 MDHB VAX (6342 829).

If you'd prefer to book an appointment time please visit (external website) or email 


Please note: all clinics are operating under Orange COVID-19 Protection Framework guidelines. Please remember to bring and wear your mask and sign into the clinic using the QR code or sign-in sheet provided.