Flu & COVID-19 Vaccinations

Flu Vaccinations:

The flu vaccine is now available in Tairāwhiti for anyone aged 3 years and over who has regular contact with anyone with a medical condition or the elderly.

Anyone who fits these criteria can attend any of the Ngāti Porou Hauora, Tūranga Health clinics or vaccination events to receive their free flu vaccine. This includes the mega shot vaccination events.

***Please note: GP’s and Pharmacies often have a cost associated with getting the Flu shot however vaccination events hosted by Ngāti Porou Hauora or Turanga Health offer the flu shot for free.***

Click here for advice regarding what to do if you test positive for Covid-19 and a list of places to collect free RAT tests and free masks.

Vaccinations this week:

Matai Section 

(Next to netball courts on Childers Road)

Sunday 25 September


Childhood Immunisations, Hapu māmā vaccinations.

All COVID-19 vaccinations, free mask and RAT's, flu vaccinations

Measles, Mumps and Rubella for those aged 15-30. 

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Te Tini o Porou, Tyndall Road

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10am-12pm

All COVID-19 vaccinations, free mask and RAT's, flu vaccinations

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295 Palmerston Road

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


All COVID-19 vaccinations, free mask and RAT's 

Flu Vaccination

MMR Vaccination

Note: AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines are available by appointment only on Fridays 

Walk in welcome but booking preferred for COVID vaccinations


Book here


Vaccinating Pharmacies:        
Unichem Bramwells  Pharmacy  9.00-1.00pm

12+ COVID-19 Vaccinations


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Sean Shivnan  Pharmacy  9.00-3.00pm

12+ COVID-19 Vaccinations


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Horouta Pharmacy   Pharmacy 



12+ COVID-19 Vaccinations


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Pharmacy 53  Pharmacy 


From 1.30pm

12+ COVID-19 Vaccinations


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Local General Practices

  1. Three Rivers Medical Centre, 75 Customhouse Street, Ph: 0508 374 8377
  2. City Medical, 134 Derby Street, Ph: 06 8686104
  3. Puhi Kaiti Community Health Centre, 508 Wainui Road, Kaiti Hub, Ph: 06 8678550

Please contact the general practices for days and hours of vaccination clinics


Local Pharmacy – Vaccination Clinics

  1. Horouta Pharmacy – 92 De Lautour Road, Inner Kaiti, Ph: 06 8683700
  2. Pharmacy 53– 10 Ballance Street, Whataupoko, Ph: 06 8673038
  3. Sean Shivnan – 578 Gladstone Road, Ph: 06 8674672
  4. Bramwells Unichem Pharmacy – 232 Gladstone Road, Ph: 06 8671291

Please contact the pharmacies for days and hours of vaccination clinics


For information on Tairāwhiti's response to COVID-19, including where to get tested, please click here.

Misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccine

If you become aware of any campaigns or information targeting New Zealanders asking for personal information or payment for receiving the vaccine, please report this misinformation to covid@ops.cert.govt.nz (Subject: COVID-19 scam) or call 0800 237 869.


  • The COVID-19 vaccine is free, and at no point will you be asked to pay for securing your place in the queue.
  • Any communications about the vaccine will come from the Ministry of Health or other trusted sources. If you receive any emails out of the blue asking for financial and personal details, it is likely a scam.
  • The best way you can help stop these scams affecting New Zealanders is to report them to CERT NZ. You can also do this via the CERT NZ website: www.cert.govt.nz or by calling 0800 2378 69


Questions about the vaccine?

For a list of frequently asked questions about the vaccine, visit the Immunisation Advisory Centre website.

You can also find questions and answers in this COVID-19 Vaccination Information Booklet, which is specific to Tairāwhiti and has been approved by the Ministry of Health.

You can find more about how the vaccine works, its safety and development, advice if you're pregnant and what to think about if you're getting other vaccines around the same time.

More information

If you're looking for more information about COVID-19 vaccinations, here are some official sources that are a good place to start:


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