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The New Zealand National Immunisation Schedule is a series of immunisations (including boosters) given at specific times between the ages of six weeks and twelve years. To get the best possible protection, have the immunisations on time, every time.

For a quick tour of what immunisation is and how it works.

In New Zealand, parents and caregivers can choose whether or not to immunise. This section provides some guidance around informed decisions and choosing sources of information.

Tips for the new, and not so new, parent or caregiver.

In depth information on the way the immune system works and how vaccines interact with it.

Last updated: Jan 2020