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Zostavax catch-up programme extended

PHARMAC has extended the Zostavax catch-up programme for adults who were 66–80 years of age or older on 1 April 2018 and are still aged under 81 years . Adults who meet this eligibility criteria now have until 31 December 2020* or they turn 81 years of age, whichever occurs first, to receive one funded Zostavax.

Adults who were 65 years of age on or after 1 April 2018 do not have an age or time limit to 'catch-up' a missed 65 year old dose.

*The catch-up programme was previously due to end on 31 March 2020.

Last updated: Jul 2020