Ministry of Health timing advice as at 21 April 2021

Flu shots are available now and FREE for anyone 65 or older.

If you’re under 65, you can get the flu shot from 17 May. It’s free if you’re at higher risk of getting very sick from flu. See here.

You can have your annual flu shot and your COVID-19 vaccination, but not at the same time.

Get your COVID-19 vaccination first if you have an appointment booked for it. 

If you do not have an appointment booked for a COVID-19 vaccination, get your flu shot first. 

Leave a gap of two weeks between the COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine.