Te Whatu Ora is reminding everyone that additional COVID-19 booster doses continue to be available for those who are eligible. This includes people aged 30 and older, and those aged 16 to 29 who are pregnant or are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
If you are eligible, you can receive an additional COVID-19 booster dose, regardless of how many doses you had previously. You need to wait six months between doses, and it’s recommended that you wait six months after your last COVID-19 infection.
For those who are already up to date with COVID-19 boosters, the people who are most likely to benefit from another COVID-19 booster in late 2023 include:
- Anyone aged 75 and older
- Māori and Pacific people aged 65 and older
- People aged 30 to 74 with significant complex health needs
- People aged 16 and older who are severely immunocompromised.
More information about COVID-19 boosters is available on the Te Whatu Ora website Immunise.health.nz/covid.