May 30, 2024

New paediatric COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds now available

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

From 30 May, a new paediatric COVID-19 vaccine is available for 5 to 11 year olds.

Comirnaty 10mcg XBB.1.5 blue cap vaccine is a single-dose (0.3mL) schedule for tamariki.

New resources are available to support health care professionals with the new vaccine - covering eligibility, administration and much more.

You can click on the new resources below:

 NOTE: The new Comirnaty 3mcg XBB.1.5 maroon cap vaccine for pēpi and tamariki aged 6 months to 4 years will be available soon.