Exemptions for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations are issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) according to these guidelines.
If you think you qualify for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination, please book an appointment with one of our GPs to see if you meet the criteria. If your GP assesses that you fall under the exemption guidelines, your request for an exemption will be submitted by them to the MOH on your behalf. Please note, your GP does not have the final say on whether this exemption is approved, that is up to the MOH.
You should be aware that the criteria for exemption is very narrow and it's expected that a very small number of people will qualify on medical grounds. This is due to the vaccine being given safely and the benefits of the vaccine to protect you and your whanau. Find out more about the research and how the vaccine works.
If you have any concerns or wish to talk to someone about the COVID-19 vaccination our doctors would love to talk to you. You can contact us here or download the Tend app / book an appointment for a conversation.