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Getting Your COVID-19 Booster Shot

As we’re becoming used to living with COVID-19 in the community, it’s important that we continue to keep our whanau and aiga as protected and safe as we can, and keep up the amazing mahi we did to get everyone their first two Pfizer vaccinations. If it’s been six months since your second vaccine, it’s time to get your booster shot.

Vaccine booster doses are now available if you:

  • Are aged 18 and over
  • Have had both primary doses of the vaccine
  • Have had 6 months pass since your second dose

Where to get your booster dose:

Just like during the first vaccine rollout, many of our Local Doctors clinics offer vaccine booster doses. You can walk-in without an appointment and get your booster from any of the following clinics, or if you prefer, you can book here.

Book Your Booster

Walk-in without an appointment and get your booster, or if you prefer, you can book here.

Our clinics offering booster doses:

  • Airport Oaks Local Doctors: 8am - 4pm every day

  • Dawson Road Local Doctors: weekdays 9.00am - 2.30pm, weekends CLOSED

  • East Tamaki Local Doctors: weekdays 9.00am - 2.30pm, weekends CLOSED

  • Stoddard Road Local Doctors: weekdays 9.00am - 2.30pm, weekends CLOSED

  • Otara Local Doctors: weekdays 9.00am - 2.30pm, weekends CLOSED

  • Seddon Medical Centre: weekdays 9.00am - 2.30pm, weekends CLOSED

  • Browns Road Local Doctors: weekdays 9.00am - 2.30pm, weekends CLOSED

  • Glendene Local Doctors: weekdays 9.00am - 2.30pm, weekends CLOSED

  • Glen Innes Local Doctors: weekdays 9.00am - 2.30pm, weekends CLOSED

  • Wai Health Local Doctors: weekdays 9.00am - 2.30pm, weekends CLOSED

  • Mangere Town Centre Local Doctors: weekdays 9.00am - 2.30pm, weekends CLOSED

  • Westgate Medical Centre: weekdays 9.00am - 2.30pm, weekends CLOSED

  • One Health: weekdays 9.00am - 2.30pm, weekends CLOSED

When to get your booster dose:

If you are fully vaccinated, don’t worry – you’re still well protected. While boosters are recommended for anyone who has had their second dose at least 6 months ago, there is no need to rush to get a booster.
Current evidence shows that antibody levels decrease over time after the second Pfizer vaccine dose. There is reduced protection against infection from 6 months after a primary vaccination course.

Effectiveness of boosters:

Many of our patients have asked how effective the booster dose is.
Data from Pfizer shows that a booster dose is 95.6% effective against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. This is compared to those who did not receive a booster.

Side effects of boosters:

Side effects of booster doses are like those from primary vaccine doses. These include pain, redness or swelling at the injection site, headache, nausea and feeling tired or fatigued.

You can read more about these side effects, here.