The Minister of Health has now announced that people currently accessing mental health and addiction services are eligible for free flu vaccination for 2022 and future seasons.

We encourage whānau and services to be proactive and support tāngata whai ora to get the flu vaccine through the service, a GP, pharmacy, or pop-up clinic. Where to go for walk-in vaccination can be found at

“The combination of [covid] and flu is making this winter more challenging than normal. The best thing New Zealanders can do to ensure they and their families don’t end up in hospital is to be up to date with their flu and Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters.”
— Covid-19 Response Minister Dr Ayesha Verral

This is the link to the Minister’s press release.
Here is the link to the Pharmac schedule if you want to check out the detail.

Thank you to all Equally Well champions across the motu for your ongoing work to bring about this change. Together we make a difference!