Immunising Children During COVID-19

Immunising Children During COVID-19

There is no immunisation to protect against COVID-19, but you can protect your child against other serious diseases like whooping cough and measles. Immunisation remains a priority for whānau during all COVID-19 alert levels.

Key points to remember about immunising your child during COVID-19

  • as a parent, you'd do everything to protect your tamariki
  • keep up with your child's free immunisations, due at 6 weeks, 3 months, 5 months, 15 months and 4 years
  • immunising your tamariki at the recommended times is the best way to protect them against serious diseases
  • delaying your child's immunisations can put them at greater risk of serious disease
  • immunise during each pregnancy to protect you and baby against whooping cough and influenza
  • immunisation is safe during all COVID-19 alert levels
  • ask your doctor, nurse or Māori healthcare provider how you can immunise safely

Image of mother and child with text: Keep up with your child's free immunisations during all COVID-19 alert levels

How can I immunise my child safely during COVID-19?

Check a fact sheet (PDF, 337KB) for helpful facts and tips to make your child's immunisations easier and safer during all COVID-19 alert levels. The fact sheet is available at the Health Promotion Agency website in English, Māori, Samoan, Tongan, Chinese simplified and traditional and Hindi.

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This page last reviewed 02 July 2020.
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