Free and funded vaccination eligibility criteria


Influenza immunisation is recommended and offered free to:

  • Pregnant women (any trimester)
  • People aged 65 years older
  • Māori and Pacific peoples aged 55 to 64 years
  • People aged under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed in this document (PDF)
  • People under 65 years of age who have schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizoaffective disorder; OR are currently accessing secondary or tertiary mental health and addiction services
  • Children aged 6 months to 12 years inclusive

Those not eligible for a free influenza immunisation can purchase one through their family doctor or a vaccinating pharmacy. Find out more about flu vaccinations on the website.

MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rebella)

MMR vaccine, given on-time, is the best way to prevent measles. It is available free in New Zealand to people born on/after 1 January 1969. Two doses of the MMR vaccine is 99% effective in preventing measles. No measles-only vaccine is available in New Zealand. Find out more about MMR on the website.



All Covid-19 vaccinations are free.

Additional booster doses

Regardless of how many boosters you have had, you can get an additional booster now if you are:

  • aged 30 and over pregnant, and aged 16 or over ages 12 to 29 and at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Find out more about Covid-19 vaccination eligibility on the Ministry of health website.