An online tool which advises people to work out which vaccination group they are in is now available on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
Users answer a short series of questions about their health, location, occupation and life situation. The results tell them which of the four main vaccination groups they are in, and when they can expect to get their COVID-19 vaccine.
“It also provides more information about who is in each group – so if you’re a healthcare worker or work in a long-term residential environment, for example, it will provide an indication when you can expect to get vaccinated,” Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says.
“You don’t need to provide any information that could be used to identify you, and the information you do provide isn’t saved once you leave the web page.”
The tool can be used on mobile, desktop and tablet.
It’s in the process of being translated into 24 languages, which will start to appear on the website from today.
The website page and online tool will be updated as the vaccine rollout plan scales up.
“As we move through the rollout of the vaccination programme, we want people to be as informed as soon as possible about when they can expect to be vaccinated. This tool is designed to make that as easy as possible,” Dr Bloomfield says.
The online tool is available here: www.covid19.govt.nz/myvaccine