Tāngata Whaikaha, Tāngata Whaiora, whānau whaikaha, and whānau with lived experience of disability, chronic health or injury related health conditions have several ways to get support to get your COVID-19 vaccinations.

Reach out to those you know and trust for support or you can contact the Healthline Disability Team or NZ Relay Service.

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Awhi / The Healthline Disability Team

The Healthline disability team is available to support you, your whānau or someone you care for and answer any questions you may have about:

  • accessibility arrangements and getting mobility assistance
  • different vaccination centres
  • getting your vaccination safely
  • home vaccinations
  • any effects the vaccine may have on you or your medications.

They are available Monday to Friday, from 8am to 8pm.

Call: 0800 28 29 26 and push 2

Free text: 8988

Email: accessiblecovidvaccinations@whakarongorau.nz

NZ Relay Service

NZ Relay Service can help you contact Healthline if you are deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired and deafblind people via their website or app:

http://www.nzrelay.co.nz

the NZ Relay App

NZ Relay help desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be reached by phone on
0800 4715715

Find a Kaupapa Māori vaccination centre near you

Manurewa Marae Vaccine Centre

Butch Bradley

Butch talks to us about his health journey and why getting immunised is important for him and his whānau.

Video Link: https://karawhiua.nz/assets/Videos/Butch-Bradley-1.mp4

Boosters for age 16 or over

Get your booster shot if it has been at least three months since you complete your primary course, For most people, this is two doses.

If you need help with transport, accessibility arrangements and getting mobility assistance don’t forget that the Healthline Team can support you.

Alternate formats and other disability information:

 

Find out more here

COVID-19 Vaccine for tamariki aged 5 to 11 years

The vaccine used for tamariki is a children’s version of the Pfizer vaccine, with a lower dose and smaller volume.

Tamariki need two doses of the vaccine to be fully protected. It is recommended these are at least 8 weeks apart.

The interval can be shortened to a minimum of 21 days if needed, for example if your child is starting treatment with immunosuppressants.

Tamariki aged 5-11 years will not require a vaccine certificate.

For tamariki who receive the vaccine at 11 years but turn 12 in the same year, they will be able to apply for a vaccine pass once after they turn 12 years 3 months. 

The Healthline Disability Team is available to support your whānau and can book an immunisation appointment for you. 

More information is available on the Unite Against COVID-19 website or contact your GP.

Other Useful Links

Tamariki with disabilities flyer (pdf)

Tāngata Whaikaha flyer (pdf)

Kete Tāngata Whaikaha flyer (pdf)

Exemption from mandatory vaccinations

Tools to support people

Map of vaccination centres around Aotearoa New Zealand | karawhiua.nz

Vaccine FAQs

Care in the Community – Explaining the new traffic light system and other useful information about testing, tracing and self-isolating.

More information is available on the Unite Against COVID-19 website or contact your GP.

He Toa Takitini – We are stronger together!

Our stories are all unique and often our barriers to participating in society are invisible.  The past two years has proven it is important to listen, connect and awhi/support each other so that we can navigate the challenges we face together.

Pete and Rina

Pete and Rina kōrero with us about how the condition lupus impacts Rina and why it has been an important decision for their whānau to get immunised.

Video Link: https://karawhiua.nz/assets/Videos/Rina-1-v2.mp4

We’re proud to be part of a collective response working towards better outcomes for Māori.

You can find out more information about our partners and supporters here.

 
Ehara taku toa i te toa takatahi, engari he toa takitini.

My strength is not as an individual, but as a collective.