News

16 Nov 2021

Booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available to all people 18 years or older from 29 November when it has been at least 6 months since your second dose. 

News

15 Nov 2021

IMAC COVID Immunisation Facilitators Aimee Brass and Sally Schnauer presented a webinar to help unvaccinated staff consider vaccination.

Webinars

15 Nov 2021

IMAC COVID Facilitators Aimee Brass and Sally Schnauer present this webinar on behalf of the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand.

News

11 Nov 2021

Medsafe has approved booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for people aged 18 and older.

News

11 Nov 2021

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available as a second option for people who cannot have the Pfizer vaccine for medical reasons (likely only a few hundred people) and some others.

News

09 Nov 2021

A new COVID-19 vaccination exemptions process has now been announced by the Ministry of Health.

News

08 Nov 2021

Dr. Jin Russell, a developmental pediatrician in Auckland and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Auckland's School of Population Health, shares some insightful information regarding the COVID-19 Delta outbreak, its impacts on children, and the value of vaccination of 5 – 11-year-olds.

News

29 Oct 2021

Medsafe has now renewed the provisional approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 2 years, until 3 November 2023.

Insights

29 Oct 2021

On Monday 4th of October, we had the first national pilot of the face-to-face Immunisation support worker training. 

Webinars

04 Nov 2021

Title: Reaching those yet to get their COVID-19 Vaccine 

Webinars

03 Nov 2021

Title: Additional COVID-19 vaccine for severely immunocompromised people

News

19 Oct 2021

Following today’s 1pm COVID-19 Press Conference, The Ministry of Health has released key messaging regarding the third primary COVID vaccine dose and booster vaccine.

News

19 Oct 2021

Following today’s 1pm COVID-19 Press Conference, The Ministry of Health has released key messaging regarding the third primary COVID vaccine dose and booster vaccine.

News

06 Oct 2021

Today the Government announced that new COVID-19 vaccination bookings will default to a three-week (21 day minimum) interval between doses.

News

27 Sep 2021

As more people are coming through the doors of vaccine centres, so too are the range of individual circumstances and the queries we are seeing at t

News

23 Sep 2021

As New Zealand went into COVID-19 lockdown in August 2021, the demand for COVID-19 vaccines and ongoing preparation of the workforce to deliver them soared. 

News

08 Sep 2021

As part of the Polynesian Health Corridors programme, a five-year programme led by the Ministry of Health to strengthen existing linkages between the New Zealand and Polynesian health systems, the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) has been contracted to provide expert advice and education to support workforce readiness and a successful COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Niue, Tokelau and the Cook Islands. 

News

22 Aug 2021

The Government has today announced a change in post-vaccination observation period. It is now a minimum of 15 minutes instead of 20 minutes. 

News

19 Aug 2021

Following Medsafe’s approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds, the Government has now extended eligibility of the COVID-

News

11 Aug 2021

Update 6 October 2021: COVID-19 vaccination bookings have now shifted back to a default three-week interval - 

News

29 Jul 2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca has now received provisional approval from Medsafe for use in New Zealand.

News

28 Jul 2021

As New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccination programme ramps up, Primary Care will have an increasing role in vaccination roll out.

News

26 Jul 2021

It started with a connection made between the Immunisation Advisory Centre’s (IMAC) Pasifika Engagement Advisor Siufofoga Matagi and Whitireia New Zealand’s Bachelor of Nursing Pacific Programme Manager Tania Mullane.

Webinars

28 Jul 2021

The MoH and IMAC will be hosting a joint webinar to talk about this new vaccinator role and the training pathway.

Webinars

20 Jul 2021

This webinar covers vaccine effectiveness with COVID-19 variants and current information around vaccine safety.

Webinars

06 May 2021

When: 5pm, Thursday 6 May.

Webinars

24 Mar 2021

Presenters: Dr Helen Petousis-Harris - Associate Professor and vaccinologist; Dr Emma Best - IMAC Medical Advisor.

Webinars

14 Apr 2021

Presenter: Dr Anthony Jordan, ADHB Immunologist with Jess Berentson-Shaw (Dr), Co-Director - The Workshop

Webinars

13 Apr 2021

Presenter: Jane Morphet - IMAC COVID Education Manager; Dr Michael Tatley - Director New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre and Cent

Insights

02 Mar 2021

Opinion: In less than a year, the world has a number of available licensed Covid-19 vaccines – this is incredible progress.

Last updated: 07 April 2021