March 6, 2024

New COVID-19 vaccine resources available

Cartoon image of a man showing his arm where he received a vaccination

The new COVID-19 vaccine – Comirnaty Omicron XBB.1.5 30 mcg (12+years) – is available to New Zealanders from tomorrow (7 March 2024).

IMAC has updated resources, information and guidance on XBB.1.5 available on our webpage here.

You can also watch a recording of our XBB.1.5 webinar here.

This informative webinar, hosted by IMAC and Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora, covers a range of issues in relation to the new vaccine, including:

• effectiveness and safety

• precautions, contraindications and concomitant administration

• use in pregnancy and breastfeeding

• schedule and dosing information

• post-vaccination advice

• eligibility

• onboarding processes for those wishing to administer the vaccines

• practical issues and new resources

For further clinical advice about XBB.1.5 vaccination, call 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863).