If you're aged 18 or over, you can still get free immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella.The vaccine is free for everyone born from 1 January 1969 onwards who hasn't already had two recorded doses.
Your general practice will also have records of immunisations you have received at that practice, and any records that have been transferred from previous practices.
People born from 2005 onwards have their immunisations recorded on the National Immunisation Register (NIR).
People born before 2005 may have some immunisations given since 2005 (for example, immunisations given at school) recorded on the NIR.
Your practice nurse or doctor will be able to tell you what immunisations you need.
If you're aged 17 or under, immunisations to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), hepatitis B, polio, measles, mumps and rubella are free.
HPV immunisation is also free for girls and young women who start the course of three vaccines before their 20 birthday.
Three doses costs around 0 for those who are not eligible for the funded vaccine.
It’s important to check you are up to date with your immunisations, especially if you’re leaving home for the first time, thinking of starting a family, beginning a career or travelling overseas.
See the New Zealand Immunisation Schedule for a list of free immunisations and the ages at which they’re recommended.