Aotearoa New Zealand It’s Our Time

In South Canterbury we have 52,584 people over the age of 12 to offer the vaccination to, by the end of the year.

Our immunity against COVID-19 is incredibly important and getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you, your whānau and your community. The vaccine is free and there’s enough vaccine for everyone.

Everyone aged 12 and over can now book online or by phone to get their free COVID-19 vaccination.

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.

Drop in appointments are also available, please go to the Healthpoint website for the full list of the COVID-19 vaccination services available in South Canterbury.

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 or

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.

For general enquiries please call 0800 886 633.