Second COVID-19 booster

A second COVID-19 booster is available for:

  • everyone over the age of 50 and recommended for anyone over the age of 65
  • Māori and Pacific Peoples older than 50
  • people who are severely immunocompromised
  • health, aged-care and disability workers over the age of 30.

For those not at risk of severe illness from COVID-19, a two-dose primary course and one booster continues to provide very good protection. So, for those who haven’t had a first booster, please act now.

The second booster dose should be given 6 months after the previous dose, and postponed for 3 months after a COVID-19 infection.

A second booster dose is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant and is healthy, including those with no underlying health conditions which could increase the risk of severe COVID-19.

Staying up-to-date with the recommended COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to protect you from the risk of serious illness, hospitalisation or death.

How to book a second booster:

MHC are offering some COVID-19 vaccination clinics.  If you are eligible you can book an appointment online through Book My Vaccine or by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).