Some businesses or organisations may be able to offer workplace COVID-19 vaccinations. The focus will be on large businesses, but there are some circumstances where small businesses might be eligible.
The Ministry of Health is working with businesses, vaccination providers and District Health Boards to start workplace vaccinations as part of the vaccine rollout. The aim is to make getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible, by offering people the opportunity to get a vaccine at work.
COVID-19 vaccine rollout dates(external link) – Unite against COVID-19
Not all workplaces will be able to offer COVID-19 vaccinations. The focus will be on larger workforces, but there are some circumstances where smaller businesses may be eligible, eg, if you have Māori, Pasifika or rural workforces. If your business or organisation is in a building or complex with a number of other employers, you may also be able to band together to be counted as one workplace. In this case, one employer would need to be nominated as the lead.
Workplaces that meet the criteria will need to:
All workers, including employees or contractors, of an employer offering workplace vaccinations will be able to access a vaccine. Whānau and other workplace visitors won’t initially be part of the workplace vaccination programme.
If you’d like to express interest in the programme, you can do so at the Ministry of Health website.
Expressions of interest(external link) – Ministry of Health