Wed April 14th 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations Update for IDFNZ patient members.

PID/Transplant, Immune compromised and other vulnerable patients have priority access to vaccinations – you can check if you qualify with this online vaccination tool:

The website also covers how you will be notified when your group is being called for testing, information about the vaccine being used, and a summary of vaccinations given, and any side effects reported. If you are planning to travel before August 31st there is also a process for requesting an earlier vaccination slot.

Please check with your GP or specialist team for confirmation that this vaccination is recommended for you personally- before making a booking for your vaccination.

We have  also attached some information  from the ASCIA and IPOPI groups which give details about the vaccines approved and answers some common questions .


The ASCIA COVID-19 Working Party has developed the following two new documents to provide guidance about allergy, immunodeficiency, autoimmunity and COVID-19 vaccination, in preparation for the COVID-19 vaccination programs in Australia and New Zealand:

1.  Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Autoimmunity and COVID-19 Vaccination - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for patients, consumers and carers

2.  Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Autoimmunity and COVID-19 Vaccination - Position Statement for health professionals

To read more and access these documents go to

and from IPOPI :  

And to understand more about how the vaccines are designed to work visit 

If IDFNZ members have additional questions please do not hesitate to email us  at, we will do our best to find answers for you.