Everyone in New Zealand aged 5 and over cane now eligible for their free COVID-19 vaccine. The type of vaccine, the strength/volume of the doses, the length of time between doses and the eligibility for booster doses, all depends on a person's age.

For more information please click on the links below:

Click here to see the vaccination uptake for South Canterbury.

Where to get your vaccine

For the full list of the places around South Canterbury where you can get vaccinated without an appointment, please visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website Or you can visit the Healthpoint website for the full list of the COVID-19 vaccination services available in South Canterbury.

To book online, go to 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. If you have questions or need help booking, call the COVID-19 Vaccination Healthline 0800 28 29 26. Click here to view the Book My Vaccine Step By Step Guide.

What can I expect?

NOTE: This video was uploaded on the Ministry of Health YouTube channel in February. Since this video the wait time following vaccination has decreased from 30mins to 15mins.

For general information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, the vaccination process or the national rollout, please see the Unite Against COVID-19 website.