You are in Group 2 if you:
You are in Group 3 if you:
If you are in this group, you will be hearing from Taranaki DHB, your GP or other local health provider by the end of July inviting you to book an appointment. You do not need to do anything else at this stage.
If you are a frontline healthcare or disability worker and have not yet received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, please call our booking hotline on 0800 55 11 30.
The lines can be very busy, please hold until you speak with a booking agent, or are asked to leave a message with your details so the team can call you back to make an appointment.
After you have received your first dose, you will be contacted to make an appointment to receive your second dose. There is a minimum 21-day time gap between the two doses, but you may not be contacted within this timeframe. There is no need for concern as this is just a minimum requirement – the vaccine will still be effective if the second dose is administered after this time.
The general population rollout will start on July 28, when those in Group 4 can book appointments, and be broken down into age bands - starting with people aged 60 and over and then, from August 11, people aged 55 and over.
Depending on vaccine supply and progress with other age groups, invitations will open up to people aged 45 and over from mid to late August, mid to late September for people aged 35 and over, with everyone else being eligible from October.
If you are not sure which group you belong to please use the Ministry of Health’s self-screening tool to help you work out which group you are in.
If you are included in Group 3 or 4, we will let you know when it is your turn and how to make an appointment. There is no need to be concerned as there is enough vaccine for everyone.
Anyone who is seeking early access to the vaccine must apply via the Ministry of Health.
Please find out more about eligibility and the application process here.
People in Group 3 will be hearing from Taranaki DHB, your GP or other local health provider by the end of July inviting them to book an appointment. They do not need to do anything else at this stage.
There will also be updates on local radio, social media and in your local newspaper.
The Taranaki COVID-19 Vaccination Programme will extend an invite to everyone aged 16 and over in the Taranaki region to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.
The roll-out is being managed by following the sequencing framework guideline laid down by the Ministry of Health, which ensures an effective and equitable delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination.
Two main vaccination centres are now open – one in New Plymouth and one in Hāwera.
New Plymouth Vaccination Centre
109, Powderham Street (ground floor of the Baker Tilly Staples Rodway building), New Plymouth
Hāwera Vaccination Centre
TSB Hub, Camberwell Road, Hāwera
Mobile Vaccination Unit
There are also mobile outreach units which will be visiting residential homes, remote areas and pop-up vaccination clinics, if needed.
We will tell you when the programme is vaccinating your group. Please tune into your local radio, check out social media, keep an eye on your local newspaper and look out for updates.
A national booking system is currently being set up. Once it goes live, we will be able to tell you the process for booking your appointment.
The Ministry of Health website has lots of information and resources about the COVID-19 virus, the national vaccination programme, answers to many questions about the vaccine itself, data and statistics of how the vaccination programme is looking nationally and more!
Check it out at COVID-19: Vaccines | Ministry of Health NZ
See some of the frequently asked questions here.
The Taranaki COVID-19 Vaccination Programme puts out a weekly panui containing news and programme updates.
Check out the latest issues below...
23 June, 2021
Vaccination newsletter - Issue 9
16 June, 2021
Vaccination newsletter - Issue 8
2 June, 2021
Vaccination newsletter - Issue 7
25 May, 2021
Vaccination newsletter - Issue 6
18 May, 2021
Vaccination newsletter - Issue 5
11 May, 2021
Vaccination newsletter - Issue 4
04 May, 2021
Vaccination newsletter - Issue 3
27 April, 2021
Vaccination newsletter - Issue 2
20 April, 2021
Vaccination newsletter - Issue 1
4 June Pasifika community eager for vaccination clinic in New Plymouth
26 May COVID-19 information vital to Māori vaccination and immunisation programme
19 May Taranaki COVID-19 Vaccination Programme visits first aged residential care facility
19 May COVID-19 milestone: 5000th vaccinator completes specialised training
11 March Vaccine rollout plan confirmed
10 March Good start to COVID-19 Immunisation Programme in Taranaki
See all COVID-19 news »
3 March First COVID-19 vaccination in Taranaki
Our public health nurses were the first to get a COVID-19 vaccination this week in preparation for the Vaccination Programme roll out starting in Taranaki. It’s important our nurses are protected before they start vaccinating. Here’s our clinical nurse coordinator Rachel Court taking one for the team!
Taranaki border workers will be some of the first people to get the free COVID-19 vaccine, with around 60 workers booked in for vaccination appointments already.