New Zealand: More Vaccines Recognized for Border Workers

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson vaccines recognized by government for individuals employed on or around the border of New Zealand 


The government of New Zealand announced that it would recognize more COVID-19 vaccines under the country’s current Vaccinations Orders beginning Oct. 28, 2021. The three vaccines will include Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) in addition to the already recognized Pfizer vaccine.  

What are the Changes?  

Previously, under New Zealand Vaccinations Order, all workers employed on or around the border were required to be fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. This new change will allow for workers who had been vaccinated abroad to work on or around the border. 

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates.  


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