Who gives vaccinations and where can I find them?

Immunisation is also known as vaccination

Key points about how to get vaccinated

  • There are a variety of healthcare providers who can give vaccines.
  • There may be restrictions on what vaccinations different providers can give or the ages of people they can administer these to.
  • Some providers ask that you make an appointment to have your vaccine and others offer a walk-in service.
  • Find a provider that meets your needs using the Healthpoint directory.
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Who can give vaccinations?

Funded and unfunded vaccines can be given by your doctor, nurse, midwife and some paramedics and pharmacists who have been trained as vaccinators.

There are also other healthcare providers (eg, kaiāwhina) who have received training to give you certain vaccinations under supervision.

Different providers may have restrictions on what vaccinations can be given, or the ages of people they can administer these to. So it’s worth checking with the provider first to see if you or your whānau can get the vaccination needed from them.

Read more about which vaccinations are available through some pharmacies.

Where can I get vaccinated?

There are many different settings in which you can get a vaccination. These include:

  • Medical or health centres.
  • Pharmacies.
  • Community-based clinics including marae-based clinics.
  • mobile health clinics and mobile vaccination services that move around to different retail shops within a local community (eg, supermarkets or hardware shops). Some providers have mobile teams that can come to your home to vaccinate .

Read about how to find these providers in the ‘how to search the Healthpoint directory’ section below.

What if I have a disability?

If you have a disability and would like to know about the accessibility of different providers, or if you can get an immunisation at home, contact the Disability team by phoning 0800 11 12 13, texting 8988 or emailing access@whakarongorau.nz.

Depending on the provider, you may need to book an appointment. Read more about how to book an appointment(external link) and preparing for your appointment.(external link)

Book My Vaccine online

Book My Vaccine is a website you can visit to book an appointment for a vaccination. Not all providers are available through Book My Vaccine, you can read the section below on how to use the Healthpoint directory for more options.

You can also choose a vaccination provider by looking at a map of Aotearoa New Zealand using the Book My Vaccine vaccination location map(external link).

Book My Vaccine by phone

You can also call Book My Vaccine on 0800 28 29 26 and make an appointment by phone.

Healthpoint is New Zealand’s national health services directory. You don’t need to register or sign in to access the directory.

Below is some guidance on how to use Healthpoint to find a local healthcare provider who can vaccinate you and your whānau.

  • To find an immunisation provider using the Healthpoint directory visit www.healthpoint.co.nz/immunisation(external link) and choose the vaccination you want to receive from the menu on the left hand side.
  • You can also refine the results of the search by choosing specific accessibility (eg, anyone can access or no appointment required) and specific organisations (eg, Kaupapa Māori or community pharmacy).
  • To watch a video on ‘How to find health service information on Healthpoint’, visit the videos page on Healthpoint.(external link)

If you don’t have wifi you can access the Healthpoint directory without data(external link).

In December 2023, the Aotearoa Immunisation Register (AIR) replaced the National Immunisation Register (NIR). The AIR records your immunisation history. This information helps your healthcare provider find out what vaccines you and your whānau have been given and when. Having this information available helps guide any recommendations for future vaccinations.

Read more about the Aotearoa Immunisation Register.(external link) To find out what details are recorded in the AIR, visit What is the Aotearoa Immunisation Register?(external link)


Booking a vaccination appointment(external link) Immunise, NZ
Book My Vaccine(external link) Te Aka Whai Ora Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora
Book My Vaccine – Vaccination location map(external link) Te Aka Whai Ora Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora
Healthpoint Immunisation Directory(external link) Healthpoint, NZ
How to find health service information on Healthpoint(external link) Healthpoint, NZ


  1. About Aotearoa Immunisation Register (AIR)(external link) Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora
  2. Key documentation of the Aotearoa Immunisation Register(external link) Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora
  3. Aotearoa Immunisation Register  – Auckland and Waitematā DHB teams(external link) Healthpoint, NZ
  4. Becoming part of the workforce(external link) Immunisation Advisory Centre, NZ


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