The Minister of Health has issued a Direction that specifies that everyone in New Zealand is eligible for free COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of their visa status. This means that foreign diplomatic, consular and official personnel (and their family members) in New Zealand are eligible.
These persons will be integrated into the New Zealand vaccination roll-out, with access guided by a COVID-19 Immunisation Sequencing Framework. Vaccine will be free of charge to all eligible individuals.
Details on New Zealand’s vaccination planning, including the sequencing of vaccine to different individuals within New Zealand and under different scenarios, is available on the Ministry of Health website and is updated regularly.
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