We are now booking vaccination appointments for anyone aged 60 and over

I am in Group 2 – how do I get my vaccination?

If you are a frontline healthcare or disability worker and have not yet received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, please call the national call centre on 0800 28 29 26.

I am in Group 3 - how do I get my vaccination?

Please call the national call centre on 0800 28 29 26 or visit

I am in Group 4 - how do I get my vaccination?

The general population rollout has begun with people aged 60 and over who are now invited to make an appointment.

From August 11, people aged 55 and over will receive notification by letter that they can now book an appointment. This will be followed up by an email and text.

Depending on vaccine supply and progress with other age groups, invitations will open up to people aged 45 and over from mid to late August, mid to late September for people aged 35 and over, with everyone else being eligible from October.

You will be notified when it is your turn and how to make an appointment. There is no need to be concerned as there is enough vaccine for everyone.

What if I need to be vaccinated urgently?

Anyone who is seeking early access to the vaccine must apply via the Ministry of Health.

Please find out more about eligibility and the application process here.

How will I know when it's my turn to receive a vaccine?

You’ll receive a letter from Book My Vaccine inviting you to book at, followed up with an email and text. You will also receive a reminder the day before your appointment.

How do I book an appointment?

The best way is online via If booking online is not possible for you, call the national booking line on 0800 28 29 26.

Book online  

Call 0800 28 29 26

Where to go for your vaccination

Two main vaccination centres are now open – one in New Plymouth and one in Hāwera.

New Plymouth Vaccination Centre

109, Powderham Street (ground floor of the Baker Tilly Staples Rodway building), New Plymouth


Hāwera Vaccination Centre

TSB Hub, Camberwell Road, Hāwera


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. You may receive an invite direct from your GP to book into a patient-specific clinic. For a full list of the clinics available in Taranaki, please visit – each location has a direct link to to make booking your appointment as straight-forward as possible.


Mobile Vaccination Unit

There are also mobile outreach units which will be visiting residential homes, remote areas and pop-up vaccination clinics, if needed.

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.

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  • 3 March First COVID-19 vaccination in Taranaki

    Our public health nurses were the first to get a COVID-19 vaccination this week in preparation for the Vaccination Programme roll out starting in Taranaki. It’s important our nurses are protected before they start vaccinating. Here’s our clinical nurse coordinator Rachel Court taking one for the team!

    Taranaki border workers will be some of the first people to get the free COVID-19 vaccine, with around 60 workers booked in for vaccination appointments already.

Important websites

For COVID-19 vaccine enquiries email

COVID-19 Healthline number

0800 358 5453