While you’ll receive most critical vaccines in your childhood, there are certain ages and circumstances where you’ll need additional shots to prevent illness. If you’re pregnant, it’s likely you’ll need specific vaccinations to protect you and your child. People aged 65 and older require vaccinations for pneumococcal and shingles. And, of course, last year saw the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines for eligible New Zealanders.
Even if you fall outside of these age brackets or aren’t pregnant, it doesn’t hurt to be up-to-date on your flu shot (apart from a brief jab!). AIA Vitality members can earn AIA Vitality Points for providing proof of attendance for certain vaccinations.