Second COVID-19 boosters

  • A second booster is recommended for those at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 – a minimum of 6 months after a first booster
  • For those who are not considered at risk of severe illness from COVID-19, a two-dose primary course and a booster dose provides very good protection against severe illness from COVID-19.

The following people are recommended to receive a second booster as a priority: 

  • people aged 65 years and over
  • Māori and Pacific peoples aged 50 years and over
  • residents of aged care and disability care facilities 
  • severely immunocompromised people who received a three-dose primary course and a fourth dose as a first booster (noting this would be a fifth dose for these people)
  • people aged 16 years and over who have a medical condition that increases the risk of severe breakthrough COVID-19 illness and
  • people aged 16 years and over who live with disability with significant or complex health needs or multiple comorbidities.

In addition, a second booster is available for:

  • all people aged over 50 years
  • health, aged care and disability workers aged over 30 years.

These groups can book an appointment for a booster dose through Book My Vaccine from Tuesday 28 June.

For COVID-19 vaccination advice call 0800 28 29 26 (8 am - 8 pm 7 days a week)