Immunisation is one of the most effective ways of helping people stay well and free from many diseases. It is recommended by the World Health Organization, the New Zealand Ministry of Health and medical authorities.

There is information here about the National Immunisation Programme.

Immunisation for infants and children

National schedule immunisations are FREE for all children in New Zealand and are available at your GP.

Click here to watch a Ministry of Health video about protecting your baby from serious diseases.

Make sure you immunise your baby/child on time – at six weeks, three months, five months, 12 months, 15 months and four years old. Phone your family doctor or practice nurse to book an appointment to have these done.

Immunisation for 11 and 12 year old children

The National Immunisation Schedule includes further immunisations at ages 11 and 12 years old. These immunisations are offered in Years 7 and 8 at school by Public Health Nurses and are also available at your family doctor if you would prefer to have your child immunised there. 

Public Health Nurses will send a consent form home with your child from school, (usually in February - March) for you to complete. Please complete and return the form even if you choose to take your child to the GP, or if your child has already had the immunisation.

Immunisation in pregnancy

Pregnant women are encouraged to have immunisations to protect against influenza and whooping cough. These diseases and their complications can severely affect pregnant women and their babies. Having these immunisations in pregnancy protects mum and also gives her baby some protection when it’s first born.

Influenza immunisation can be given at any stage in pregnancy and is free from 1 April until 31 December. Whooping cough immunisation is given to women in the second trimester, recommended from 16 weeks pregnant and is available throughout the year.  The whooping cough immunisation also boosts immunity to diphtheria and tetanus.

These immunisations are recommended in every pregnancy. Talk to your midwife, family doctor or practice nurse.

Immunisation Clinics – They're FREE and no appointment needed

 Weekly clinics




Every Monday (except Public Holidays)

10am – 6pm

Napier Health Centre

76 Wellesley Road

Look for the footpath sign to the left of the main entrance

All Schedule Immunisations from Pregnant women, babies and children of all ages through to 65yr olds

An alternative for those without a GP, or are new to our country or area


Every Tuesday (except public Holidays)

9am – 11.30am

Hastings Hospital Antenatal clinic

Cottage off Omahu Road

Pregnant women

Every Thursday

10am - 3pm

Te Ara Waiora Flaxmere- Te Taiwhenua O Heretaunga

Swansea Road
Flaxmere Village

Nurse-led clinic for free walk-in appointments

 Monthly clinics




First Wednesday of the month

10am – 2.30pm

Camberley Community Centre

National Schedule Immunisations for Pregnant women and babies from 6 weeks to 5yrs old

Adolescent Boostrix and HPV

Last Friday of the Month

10am – 2.30pm

Waimarama Marae Clinic

National Schedule Immunisations for Pregnant women and babies from 6 weeks to 5yrs old

Adolescent Boostrix and HPV

For BCG Vaccinations: For prevention of Tuberculosis, for eligible babies and children only. Please ask your Midwife, Well Child Provider, GP or Practice Nurse to refer to Public Health.

For non-funded immunisations you will need to make an appointment with your GP.  Above clinics are free and funded immunisations only.