TheUnite against COVID-19website has more information on how to use a RAT test, when you should get a test, what you need to do if you test positive or are a probable case, and how to report your RAT results.
The following resources show if you need a test, how to take a RAT and how to report your RAT result.
Everyone in New Zealand, aged 5 and over is eligible for their free COVID-19 vaccine.
Aged 5-11 years
Walk-ins are available for tamariki aged between 5-11 years.
Aged 18 and over
Everyone in New Zealand, aged 18 and over who completed their primary COVID-19 vaccination course at least three months ago, is eligible for the COVID-19 Pfizer booster. The Pfizer vaccine is the primary vaccine being used in New Zealand for booster doses, even if you had a different vaccine for your earlier doses.
Where to get your vaccine
For local vaccination options in Nelson Marlborough, you can choose between:
The AstraZeneca vaccine is only available at the Blenheim Vaccination Centre.
The Novavax vaccine is available at Pharmacies.
Walk ins are available subject to availability of the vaccine on the day.
Flu vaccinations also available at this site. Tamariki ages 3-12years can now get a free flu vaccination.
A second booster is recommended for those at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 – a minimum of 6 months after a first booster. For those who are not considered at risk of severe illness from COVID-19, a two-dose primary course and a booster dose provides very good protection against severe illness from COVID-19.
The following people are recommended to receive a second booster as a priority:
people aged 65 years and over
Māori and Pacific peoples aged 50 years and over
residents of aged care and disability care facilities
severely immunocompromised people who received a three-dose primary course and a fourth dose as a first booster (noting this would be a fifth dose for these people)
people aged 16 years and over who have a medical condition that increases the risk of severe breakthrough COVID-19 illness and
people aged 16 years and over who live with disability with significant or complex health needs or multiple comorbidities.
In addition, a second booster is available for:
all people aged over 50 years
health, aged care and disability workers aged over 30 years.
You can book an appointment for a booster dose through Book My Vaccine from Tuesday 28 June 2022, or by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).