COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccinations available for everyone aged 12 years and older


The COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Whanganui, Rangitikei and south Ruapehu is open for everyone aged 12 years and above.


People can book their free vaccination appointment by going online at or by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline 0800 28 29 26 (this is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week). 


The vaccination rollout team in the Whanganui rohe is made up of Whanganui District Health Board, Whanganui Regional Health Network, Hauora ā Iwi, the National Hauora Coalition, Māori Health Outcomes Advisory Group, iwi and Māori health services.


The aim is to ensure easy access for all, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable in our community, including Māori and Pacific populations which are most at risk from the virus.


The COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe and effective, and is being made available for everyone in New Zealand aged 12 years and above.


It has been approved for use after meeting stringent international standards and equally robust New Zealand requirements for quality, safety and effectiveness. 


Straight Up with Dr. Lily Fraser - Pakeke | Ministry of Health NZ

Straight Up with Dr Lily is designed to answer a few of the main questions that have been on the minds of pakeke, tamariki and the wider whānau. Is it safe? Is it free? Who can get it, and when and where can whānau get it?