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Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) acute respiratory disease

No vaccine to protect against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was recently identified in China is available. There are ongoing research and development efforts for a vaccine to protect against different coronavirus called MERS-CoV that was first identified in the Middle East in 2012.

For the latest New Zealand focused public health advice and information regarding 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease:

For the latest international information on 2019-nCoV respiratory disease, including myth-busting and international situation reports:


Last updated: Mar 2020