Get your Summer Pass

Raumati is coming. And that means looking forward to live music, gigs in the sun, and festivals with mates, dates and the whole whānau. Big crowds and big sounds!

Most large events will require those attending to be vaccinated. So don’t wait to get your two FREE jabs. Get in the know below or find a vaccination centre near you.

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Why do I need to be vaccinated?

To attend most large events this summer, you’ll need to be fully vaccinated (two shots) and will need to show a vaccine pass.

On 3 December we’ll move to the new traffic light system - which means less disruption and more possibilities. It gives our music and events industry more certainty about holding gigs and festivals, and audiences more confidence in the safety of these events.

Getting vaccinated is also one of the best ways to look after your whānau and community. It reduces the chance of you or your loved ones falling seriously ill. Tiakina te whānau, tiakina te hapori!

How does the vaccine work?

The vaccine works like other vaccines. It teaches the immune system to recognise and fight the virus.

It can’t give you the disease because it does not contain the virus, or a dead or inactivated virus, or anything that can affect our DNA.

The vaccine is gone completely from your body within a few days, leaving your immune system ready for action if COVID-19 comes near you.

I’m fit and healthy. Do I need the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease. Even if you’re fit and healthy you can still get COVID-19 and pass it onto someone else who may get very sick.

Overseas, we are seeing a growing number of COVID survivors who are struggling with symptoms after the infection has passed. This includes fatigue, breathlessness, and chest pain.

What happens when I go to get the vaccine?

  • You’ll be asked to provide your details and to give consent.
  • A fully trained vaccinator will give you the vaccine in your upper arm.
  • You’ll need to stay for 15 minutes after getting vaccinated.
  • Some mild side-effects are common and are a sign that your body’s learning to fight the virus. Visit
  • Your second vaccination should happen as soon as possible after a three week gap. You could book an appointment or there are lots of places where you can get vaccinated without one. Find a vaccination centre near you here.
  • Both doses of the vaccine are FREE.
  • Being fully vaccinated (two doses) will help protect you and your whānau from COVID-19.

I have more questions

You can find more info across the Karawhiua website including Knowing the Facts and our FAQs page.

You can also ring the COVID-19 Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26. You can ask to talk to a Māori advisor if you would like to.