COVID-19 vaccination

Everyone aged 5 years and over can now receive their COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccination clinic information

For information about walk-in vaccination clinics across the rest of the district, please go to Healthpoint.co.nz. Please go to BookMyVaccine.nz to book an appointment.

RURAL POP-UP CLINICS
Date Time Venue
Thursday 12 May 12pm - 6pm Hempton Hall, Okato
Friday 13 May 12pm - 6pm Pihama Community Hall
Monday 16 May 12pm - 6pm Auroa Hall
Tuesday 17 May 12pm - 6pm Kaponga Community Hall
Wednesday 18 May 12pm - 6pm Fred Tucker Community Centre, Bell Block
Thursday 19 May 12pm - 6pm Te Kiri Hall
Monday 23 May 12pm - 6pm Eltham Town Hall
Tuesday 24 May 12pm - 6pm Hunter Shaw Building, Patea
Wednesday 25 May 12pm - 6pm Waitoetoe Hall Mimi

 

BASE HOSPITAL NEW PLYMOUTH
Taranaki Base Hospital, Corporate Meeting Room 2 (near main Maternity entrance)
Every Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 5.45pm

 

MAIN CLINIC NEW PLYMOUTH
Baker Tilly Building, 109 Powderham Street, New Plymouth Open seven days for walk-in and booked appointments
Every Monday, Tuesday, Saturday 9am - 4.30pm
Every Wednesday, Friday 9am - 5.30pm
Every Thursday, Sunday 12pm - 7.30pm

 

MAIN CLINIC HĀWERA
TSB Hub, Camberwell Road, Hāwera Open seven days for walk-in and booked appointments
Monday - Sunday (7 days a week) 9:30am - 3pm

 

TUI ORA CLINICS
Tui Ora, 36 Maratahu Street, New Plymouth
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Te Whāre ō Ngati Rāhiri Nui Tonu, 38 Queen Street
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm

 

NGATI RUANUI CLINICS
Open for vaccinations Monday to Friday 9am-3pm. Book online at BookMyVaccine.nz or just walk in.

 

ACCESSIBILITY CLINICS FLYER

Accessibility Clinics
New Plymouth: Contact Andrea Rowe on Covid.VacEnquiries@tdhb.org.nz

Download the accessibility clinic flyer
(PDF 39 KB)

Main clinics

Our main vaccination centres are open seven days for walk-in and booked appointments.

  • New Plymouth

    Baker Tilly Building, 109 Powderham Street, New Plymouth


  • Hāwera

    TSB Hub, Camberwell Road, Hāwera

  • AstraZeneca and Novavax Clinics

    Main Vaccination Centre
    109 Powderham Street, New Plymouth
    Every Wednesday
    AstraZeneca 1pm – 2pm
    Novavax 2pm – 4.30pm
    Booked appointments only.

    Hāwera Vaccination Centre
    TSB Hub, Hāwera
    Every Wednesday
    AstraZeneca 1pm – 3pm
    Wednesday 30 March and Wednesday 20 April
    Novavax 2pm – 3pm

    Booked appointments only.

    Book online    Call 0800 28 29 26

  • GP clinics and pharmacies

    The programme is working in partnership with GP clinics and pharmacies in the region to help with the vaccine roll-out. For a full list of the clinics available in Taranaki, please visit healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-vaccination – each location has a direct link to BookMyVaccine.nz to make booking your appointment as straight-forward as possible.

  • Mobile Vaccination Unit

    Our mobile vaccination units travel to remote areas, visit residential homes, set up clinics at large businesses and carry out home vaccinations where needed.

How to Book

Everyone aged 5 and over can book online or by phone to get their free COVID-19 vaccination.

To book online, go to BookMyVaccine.nz and follow the simple steps to book both doses. It will take about 5 minutes to book your two appointments. Just choose the location, dates and times you prefer.

Call if you need to

You can also book for you and your whānau by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 from 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week.

If you need language assistance, please ask for an interpreter. They’re available to help you through the booking process and the team can answer any questions you may have.

Your booking reference and summary

After you’ve booked your appointments, a booking reference and a summary of the location, dates and times of your appointments will be sent to you by email or text.

The day before each appointment, you’ll also be sent a text or email reminder.

Whānau bookings

To make things easy, you can book yourself and your whānau in to be vaccinated at the same time. To do this, call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, and we’ll sort the details for you. To find your nearest vaccination centre, go to covid19.govt.nz or Karawhiua.nz

Assistance during your appointment

When you book your vaccination, you’ll be asked if you require assistance during your appointment.  Assistance can include:

Someone else can book for you, and you can take a support person to your appointment.

If you book online, we may need to contact you to make sure we can meet your requirements at your chosen vaccination site.
If you have questions about accessibility or have specific or complex needs, please call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26.

Can I get the vaccine?

Everyone in New Zealand aged 5 years and over can get the COVID-19 vaccination. You don’t have to be a New Zealand citizen or resident. As long as you’re in New Zealand, you can book yourself in. Please note that some people may not be able to get the vaccine due to having underlying health conditions. If in doubt, talk to your doctor or GP first, to make sure it is okay for you.

Anyone aged 18 or over can receive a booster shot three months after their second dose – this helps to maintain the level of protection vaccination gives you against the COVID-19 virus.

Does the COVID-19 vaccination protect me from all strains of the virus?

COVID-19 vaccine protects you against all strains of the virus, including Omicron.

What do we know about the vaccine’s safety?

Medsafe only grants consent for using a vaccine in Aotearoa once they’re satisfied it has met strict standards for safety, efficacy and quality. This is the same process used to assess medicines and other vaccines, like the flu vaccine.

There have been no shortcuts taken in granting approval. The Pfizer vaccine has been used successfully by millions worldwide. Ongoing monitoring for safety continues.

Is the vaccine effective?

People who have both dose 1 and 2, and their booster shot (if eligible) have the best protection against all strains of the COVID-19 virus. This means that if you do contract the virus, your symptoms are likely to be mild and you are far less likely to need hospital care. It is also less likely you will transmit the virus to someone else. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your whānau and your wider community.

What’s in the vaccine?

There are currently three vaccines available; Pfizer (the main vaccine used in New Zealand), AstraZeneca and Novavax.

They all work by training your immune system to recognise and fight the COVID-19 virus, but in slightly diffrent ways;

Where can I find good information on the vaccine?

You can find trusted information about the vaccine and COVID-19 at:

For more information

The Ministry of Health website has lots of information and resources about the COVID-19 virus, the national vaccination programme, answers to many questions about the vaccine itself, data and statistics of how the vaccination programme is looking nationally and more. Check it out at COVID-19: Vaccines | Ministry of Health NZ

See some of the frequently asked questions here.

  • Taranaki DHB's positioning statement on COVID-19 vaccination

    Statement of the Taranaki District Health Board’s position on COVID-19 vaccination

    As a country we have made significant changes to our day-to-day life since the COVID-19 virus emerged. The availability of vaccine and a high proportion of our population fully vaccinated means we can have a world where the presence of the virus does not mean the level of disruptions we have experienced to date.

    Vaccination is a crucial part of the New Zealand public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is through successful vaccination programmes that many infectious diseases have been eliminated and severity reduced, COVID-19 is no different.

    Our priority is to make sure everyone in Taranaki aged 5 years and over has free, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. To achieve this, we continue to collaborate with our health providers, our doctors, pharmacies and hauora providers to deliver an equitable and effective vaccination programme to our community.

    Taranaki DHB provides essential services during each alert level and we encourage all our employees, contractors and other partners to protect themselves, their patients and the wider community by getting their COVID-19 vaccination. All DHB employees have an ethical and professional obligation to protect and promote the health of patients and the public, and to participate in community health efforts.

    We strongly recommend that all eligible members of our Taranaki community take up the opportunity to be vaccinated so that life in our region can benefit from a fully vaccinated population. As a region that has strong trade links to both the Waikato and Auckland our Taranaki business community welcomes those from out of our region to visit every day, as well as friends and whānau across the country who also love to visit - for this to continue, everyone is encouraged to support our 90%+ vaccination drive to get our community protected.


Important websites

covid19.govt.nz
www.health.govt.nz

For COVID-19 vaccine enquiries email

covidvacenquiries@tdhb.org.nz

COVID-19 Healthline number

0800 358 5453