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.

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'Tamariki time' is a resource for tamariki (children) on the spectrum, or tamariki who are anxious or who like to have a step by step explanation before their COVID vaccine.

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Parents and caregivers have the opportunity to protect their tamariki (children) aged 5 to 11 against COVID-19 with the child version of the Pfizer vaccine. 

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Quick tips for your child's COVID vaccination - what to do before, during and after your child has their vaccine.

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Find out why it's important for your child 12 and over to have the COVID-19 vaccine. It's especially important for those with underlying health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart conditions (like rheumatic heart disease). 

Check some tips and resources for supporting tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people)  through the COVID-19 immunisation process. This includes resources for supporting those with disabilities.

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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.