COVID-19 vaccine

Getting the Covid-19 vaccine is one of the main ways that you can protect your health and wellbeing during this pandemic. It is also an important step towards a return to normality. Everyone in NZ, 5 years and over are eligible.

How does it work

All vaccines prevent disease by working with your body’s natural defence systems. It does this by activating your immune system and producing antibodies against the virus. As a result, being vaccinated against Covid-19 means your body is ready to fight the virus if you become exposed to it.


The good news is, all Covid-19 vaccines used in New Zealand have been through rigorous testing and are approved by Medsafe. They must meet strict standards for quality, safety, and efficacy. Moreover, dosage has been carefully checked for children, so you can be confident about all of the family getting immunised. Read more about Covid-19 vaccine safety.

Potential side effects

Evidently, the most common side effects are pain at the injection site, a headache or feeling tired. However, muscle aches, joint pain, fever and nausea can also occur. Be assured, these side effects are usually mild and do not last long. The side effects actually show that the vaccine is working by activating your immune system. It does not prevent you from having the second dose. Serious allergic reactions do occur but are extremely rare. Of course, our vaccinators are trained to manage these.

What happens after my vaccine

Following your Covid-19 vaccination, you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes afterward. This is a standard precaution so our team can check you do not have a serious allergic reaction. 

When can I be vaccinated

New Zealand has purchased sufficient vaccines supplies for all who live here. Thankfully, now everyone over the age of 5 is eligible to be vaccinated. Ongoing, Ormiston Medical is working closely with the regional Covid response team and we will provide further updates once the vaccine becomes more widely available.

Book your vaccination

Now that a National booking system has been set up, kiwi’s can schedule vaccinations on the official system. Simply select Ormiston Medical from the list and enter code KDE8ZFQ93D. Alternatively, you can also choose our sister clinic, Botany Junction Medical if that’s more convienient.

Further information

If you would like further information about the Covid-19 vaccine and how this can protect yourself and your whānau, please visit

Before you get vaccinated, please let us know if you:

  • Have had an allergic reaction to any vaccine or injection in the past.
  • Take a blood thinning medication or have a bleeding disorder
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
All booking are made through the National Booking system, including those for children’s Covid vaccinations and Covid-19 boosters.

Clinicians providing Covid-19 vaccination

Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Maggie has a Bachelors degree in Nursing. She has been a nurse with East Health for 20 years.
Fluent in English and Hindi. Rashika has a Bachelors degree in Nursing, Manukau Insititute of Technology.

Frequently asked questions

To join our clinic, you first need to fill out the patient enrolment forms to register with the PHO that we belong to. This is a Ministry of Health requirement. You will need to provide proof of identity and eligibility which may include the following forms of identification:

  • NZ Passport or NZ birth certificate
  • International passport with resident visa OR work visa of minimum 24-month duration

On the enrolment form you need to indicate which of our doctors (currently taking new patients) that you would like to be registered with.

Yes. As part of completing your enrollment, we request that you have a new patient screening appointment with one of our Nursing or Medical Centre Assistant team members.

This new patient appointment enables our team to work with you to better understand your current health and wellbeing.

Following the new patient appointment as above, you can book your first consultation with your nominated doctor.

The length of your first appointment with your new doctor will be as follows:

AgeScreening appointmentGP appointmentTotal
0-13 yrs-15 minutes
15 minutes
13-17 yrs-15 minutes
15 minutes
18-39 yrs15 minutes
15 minutes*
30 minutes
40+ yrs15 minutes
30 minutes
45 minutes

* Note: if you have a chronic condition, please make a booking for 30 minutes.

Payment is required at the time of consultation

You will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your screening appointment.

Payment is required at time of consultation. Please note that unpaid accounts will incur an additional $10 monthly administration cost.

There may be additional costs for treatments/tests/materials

We recommend that you book your future appointments via your patient portal My Indici.

If you need an urgent appointment, then please phone the clinic. We have doctors available to discuss your urgent health needs on the day.

All consultations are by appointment only.

Patient portals are secure online sites where patients can access their health information and interact with their general practice. Please give us call on (09) 265 1325 or send us an email at, and we can set up your account.

We recommend that you plan ahead and request your repeat medicines via your patient portal My Indici two weeks before you run out. If you do not have access to a portal, you can phone us and leave a message with the nurse to organise this. Our doctors use an electronic prescribing system which can send your prescription to your local pharmacy (please specify name and location).
Under 14 years free
14-17 years $14
18+ years $16
Urgent prescription $25
The results of tests that have been ordered by our Doctors will be available on My Indici when they have been reviewed. If your test results are of concern you will be contacted by one of our team.

We are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

For health services after hours visit East Care Accident & Medical, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland 2013. Their phone is 09 277 1516.

These are consultation prices only.

Under 14 Years - Free 14 - 17 years - $14 18 years & over - $16

Note charge is the same for in person or by phone or video as you are still receiving the same high quality health provider assessment, diagnosis and planning.

We understand that things can change on the day, but we ask that you call us to advise that you are not able to make your appointment. If we do not hear from you minimum 2 hours prior to your scheduled time, you will receive an invoice for this missed appointment.