FLU VACCINE – available – book ahead or just walk in

It is important to protect ourselves against the seasonal influenza, as the symptoms of flu can be hard to distinguish from symptoms of COVID-19.

For up to date information on influenza and the flu vaccine, visit:



The Flu Vaccine is free to you if you are:

  • over 65 years of age, or

  • if you have certain long-term medical conditions, regardless of age.

  • It is also free if you are pregnant.

Children under 9 years of age who have never had the flu vaccine, will require 2 doses, given 4 weeks apart.

If you are not eligible for funded flu vaccine, the cost to you is $29

BOOK via Reception 625 3140 for an appointment, or just walk in


COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters (new variant XBB) available at Cornwall Medical Centre

The Comirnaty 30mcg XBB.1.5 vaccine to combat the newer strains of COVID-19 is now available.

Those aged 12 years and over who have not been immunised require a single dose. People who are significantly immunocompromised require a three-dose primary course.

For those who have already had a primary course of vaccines additional doses of Comirnaty 30mcg XBB.1.5 continue to be recommended from six months after last COVID-19 vaccination or COVID‑19 infection, for those aged 12 and over who are eligible because of a higher risk of severe infection and continue to be available for healthy people aged 30 and over.  

The interval recommended from prior COVID-19 infection or vaccination is six months as we know that protection against severe disease persists for up to at least six months. Having a dose earlier has limited benefit.

Eligibility criteria for additional doses:

  1. Aged 12-29 and at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19
  2. Pregnant
  3. Aged 30 and over. 

If you prefer to have your Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at your own local medical centre, given by your familiar team of Registered Nurses, simply phone reception 6253140 to make your booking. 

Here are some helpful links and FAQs on COVID vaccine for NZ