Greater Bay of Plenty

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Kia ora, whānau!

Welcome to the home for the COVID-19 vaccination rollout information for the Greater Bay of Plenty, Rotorua & Lakes Districts.

Here is where you’ll find information on when and how to get your free Covid-19 vaccine in our rohe.

Vaccinations at our border commenced in March 2021.  We have been vaccinating those living and working in high-risk areas, such as our Frontline Healthcare Workers, and those living and working in Aged Residential Care Facilities.

We are currently working to vaccinate those most at risk of becoming very sick should contract COVID-19. This includes Māori and Pacific Kaumatua and their whānau.  We are also currently taking bookings from anyone aged over 65 years living in Western Bay of Plenty (Waihi to Otamarākau), Rotorua and Lakes districts & Taupo. 

Bookings for Bay of Plenty call 0800 829 000
Bookings for Rotorua & Taupo districts call 0800 115 117

Vaccination of the general population is expected to start in the second half of 2021 - check back regularly for the latest updates.

Please keep checking this site and our Facebook page for updates. 

Click below for more information on the Vaccination roll out in:

Rotorua & Lakes

Bay of Plenty

Important information

COVID 19 Vaccine Our Rollout Plan

COVID-19 vaccine: Our rollout plan

Download the summary document of how our vaccine rollout will work.

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COVID 19 Vaccine Protecting Aotearoa

COVID-19 vaccine: Protecting Aotearoa

Download this summary document for information about our vaccine plan, vaccine safety, access to vaccines, equity, and vaccine supply.

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COVID 19 Vaccine Rollout

COVID-19 vaccine: Illustration of volumes and timings of vaccination rollout

Download the illustration.

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Getting Your COVID 19 Vaccine What To Expect Image

Getting your COVID-19 vaccine: What to expect

Find out more about the vaccine, what things to consider before getting your vaccine, what happens after your vaccine and potential side effects.

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After Your Immunisation

After your immunisation

Information about potential side effects and what to do if you get them.

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COVID 19 Vaccine Rollout

Getting your COVID-19 vaccine — simplified version

Easy to read information on getting your vaccination, what to expect after receiving your vaccination and COVID-19 health reminders.

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COVID 19 Vaccine Rollout

COVID-19 vaccines privacy statement

The personal information we collect as part of the vaccination process and what it's used for.

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COVID 19 Vaccine Rollout

Vaccine information for border and MIQ workers

Advice about the vaccine for all border and MIQ workers

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COVID 19 Vaccine Rollout

Vaccine process information for border and MIQ workers

Advice about the vaccination process for all border and MIQ workers

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COVID 19 Vaccine Rollout

Vaccine information for the people who live with border and MIQ workers

Vaccine information for the people who live with border and MIQ workers

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Latest news

Website Covid 19 Vaccinations Graham Cameron Apr 2021

Collaborative effort ensures kaumātua and aged care facility residents focus of vaccination rollout

29 April 2021

A collaborative healthcare and community effort is ensuring kaumātua at marae and aged care facility residents and staff are the next focus of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

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Opening Of Tauranga Cbd Vaccination Centre 120421
COVID-19 vaccination centre for frontline healthcare workers opens in Tauranga

13 April 2021

A COVID-19 vaccination centre for frontline healthcare workers has opened in Tauranga.

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Whakatāne Hospital Covid Vaccine Team
Eastern Bay frontline healthcare workforce set to get COVID vaccine starting next week

25 March 2021

Eastern Bay frontline hospital and community healthcare workers will start getting the COVID 19 vaccination from Tuesday 30 March.

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Vaccinations Get Underway In Bay Of Plenty
Vaccinations get underway in Bay of Plenty

01 March 2021

The Te Moana a Toi (Bay of Plenty) vaccination programme kicked off today with 28 workers at the Port of Tauranga receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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