COVID-19 Immunisation In Children
Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 5 and over get their free COVID vaccination now. The Pfizer vaccine is highly effective. The Ministry of Health recommends vaccinations for tamariki and rangatahi to keep them safe and help protect your whānau and community from COVID-19.
'Tamariki time' is a resource for children on the spectrum, or children who are anxious or who like to have a step by step explanation before their COVID vaccine. It's been developed by Nicki (a play therapist), Zoe (a parent of a child with ASD), Aimee (from the Immunisation Advisory Centre) and Alison (a paediatrician).
The COVID-19 vaccine is part of a multi-layered approach which offers the best protection against COVID-19. All these measures can help children return to school safely, reconnect with whānau and friends, and do what they enjoy. Parents and caregivers have the opportunity to protect their children aged 5 to 11 against COVID-19 with the child version of the Pfizer vaccine.
Quick tips for your child's COVID vaccination - what to do before, during and after your child has their vaccine.
When it comes to tamariki COVID-19 vaccinations, it's natural to have questions. We all need accurate and reliable information when we make a decision for our whānau. Watch a panel of experts discuss COVID-19 immunisation for 5 to 11 year olds.
Find out why it's important for your child 12 and over to have the COVID vaccine. It's especially important for those with underlying health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart conditions (like rheumatic heart disease). Watch the videos. Make a booking now.
Check some tips and resources for supporting your child or young person through the COVID-19 immunisation process. This includes resources for supporting those with disabilities.
Children and young people with diabetes aged 5 years and over can have their COVID-19 immunisation now. The Paediatric Society Clinical Network for Diabetes recommends all children 5 years and over with diabetes have the COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19.