In Aotearoa New Zealand, we have a National Immunisation Schedule. This outlines the free vaccines offered to babies, children, teenagers, and adults at certain times in their life.
Check the schedule to see what immunisations you may need.
National Immunisation Schedule
If your are not sure what immunisations you, or a member of your whānau have had, you can:
- check their Well Child Tamariki Ora My Health Book (previously called Plunket Book), or
- phone and talk to your nurse or healthcare provider.
If you are not able to confirm an immunisation, your doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider may advise you to play it safe and get immunised. It’s better to be vaccinated and protected.
Each vaccination on the schedule is timed for the best immune response and protection
The schedule is deliberately spaced to boost immunity. For the best protection against disease, immunise at the recommended times. Not getting immunised on time puts you, and your tamariki, at greater risk of getting a serious disease.