COVID-19 Guidance

updated 28 July 2021

Vaccination Rollout Information

The free COVID-19 vaccination is ready for disabled people and their carers. Here’s some information on how to go about getting vaccinated.

How do I book a vaccination?
  1. Click on this link to take you to a booking page. When you book, it’s a good idea to have your NHI (National Health Index) number handy. You don’t need it to book but it will make the process quicker for you.
  1. When asked, enter the access code KIHFR1HBBN
  2. Complete the registration details
  3. Select a location, date and time for your first and second doses
  4. You’ll get a confirmation text and email
Need help with booking?

Call the Vaccination Helpline on 0800 28 29 26 between 8:00am – 8:00pm, 7 days or email

I need a sign language interpreter

Contact They will be able to book your vaccination appointment and sign language interpreter together.

Where should I go for my vaccination?

When you book, you will be given a few options for where to receive your vaccination. If you would prefer, many GPs are also providing COVID-19 vaccinations and are taking bookings directly. To find out if your GP is offering this service visit

Other options for vaccination include workplace vaccinations and other vaccination events around the country. In many remote rural communities, all age groups will be vaccinated at the same time.

I am ill / unable to travel to a centre

If you are unable to leave your home to have a vaccination, please contact the Vaccination Helpline on 0800 28 29 26 or to register your details.

General information on the COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is available and free to anyone over the age of 16 in New Zealand.

You can find out more about the vaccine and how it protects you and your community here.

New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. For detailed updates on COVID-19 with information for carers, go here.

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