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COVID-19 Vaccination

Everyone aged 5 and over can get a free COVID-19 vaccine now. You can get a booster if you are aged 16 or over.

Book your appointment at a time and place that's convenient for you. Many of our pharmacies are open seven days a week, including some evenings. 

·  People aged 16 to 17 years old can get their boosters at least six months from completing their primary course.

·  People aged 18 years old and above can get their boosters at least three months from completing their primary course.

·  You can still get your first or second vaccination from a pharmacy below.

·  Check Covid-19 vaccine Boosters full criteria by MOH here.

What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

Symptoms can include one or more of the following:

  • a new or worsening cough

  • sneezing and runny nose

  • a fever

  • temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste

  • sore throat

  • shortness of breath

  • fatigue/feeling of tiredness.

Less common symptoms may include:

  • diarrhoea

  • headache

  • muscle pain or body aches

  • nausea

  • vomiting

  • malaise — a general feeling of discomfort, illness or unease

  • chest pain

  • abdominal pain

  • joint pain

  • confusion or irritability.

What are the treatment options?

Most people with COVID-19 — especially if they are fully vaccinated and boosted — are likely to have a mild to moderate illness and will be fine to recover at home.

Symptoms for COVID-19 tend to show 2 to 5 days after a person has been infected but can take up to 14 days. Omicron causes similar symptoms to other variants.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms as well as have high-risk medical conditions or at an eligible age, you may be able to qualify for COVID-19 antiviral medicines nirmatrelvir with ritonavir (Paxlovid™) or molnupiravir (Lagevrio®).


Unichem 218 Ponsonby Pharmacy

218 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, AUCKLAND 1011

(09) 376 1254

Unichem Alexandra Medical Pharmacy

93 Tarbert Street, Alexandra, OTAGO 9320

(03) 448 7211

Unichem Apollo Pharmacy

119 Apollo Drive, Albany, AUCKLAND 0632

(09) 476 9016

Unichem Bairds Pharmacy

Unit 2, 3 Watford Street, Otara, AUCKLAND 2023

(09) 265 4920

Unichem Adamsons Pharmacy

52 King Street, Whakatane, BAY OF PLENTY 3120

(07) 308 7611

Unichem Alexandra Pharmacy

4-6 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, OTAGO 9340

(03) 448 8871

Unichem Aviemore Pharmacy

5 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park, AUCKLAND 2143

(09) 535 4900

Unichem Beachlands Pharmacy

43 Wakelin Road, Beachlands, AUCKLAND 2018

(09) 536 6590

Unichem Albany Mega Centre Pharmacy

11 Coliseum Drive, Albany, AUCKLAND 0632

(09) 415 0655

Unichem All Seasons Pharmacy

288 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu South, AUCKLAND 0652

(09) 834 3067

Unichem Awapuni Pharmacy

96 College Street, Awapuni, Palmerston North, MANAWATU-WANGANUI 4412

(06) 358 1970

Unichem Bealey Ave Pharmacy

1/212 Bealey Ave, Christchurch, CANTERBURY 8013

(03) 365 1234

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