Immunisation

Love Them, Protect Them, Immunise Them - On Time Every Time 6 weeks, 3 months, 5 months, 15 months, 4 years and 11 years.

Scheduled immunisations for your child are free. See the Ministry of Health Immunisation Schedule for more information, including the HPV vaccine for girls aged 12. Contact your GP or family doctor to make an appointment.

Immunisations will be recorded in your child's Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Book and on the National Immunisation Register. If you are not sure whether your child is up-to-date with their immunisations, contact your GP or family doctor to find out.

The IMAC website provides more information regarding vaccine-preventable diseases and the risks and benefits of immunisation.

The Ministry of Health also provides information for 16 and 17 year olds to check they're up to date with their childhood immunisations.

See a series of videos produced by the Ministry of Health on immunisation and pregnancy

These videos include information about:

  • enrolling with a midwife and doctor as soon as you know you are pregnant. This means that you and your baby get all the care you are entitled to

  • immunising against influenza and whooping cough while pregnant

  • enrolling your baby with a doctor as soon as possible after baby is born

  • immunising your baby on time to protect against serious illness

Immunise on time for best protection

 

Immunisation protects against preventable disease

 

Enrol with a midwife and enrol baby with a GP

 

Immunise against Influenza and Pertussis during pregnancy