COVID-19 Updates for New Zealand PID Patients – September 10th 2021.

Fri Sept. 10th 2021

For PID patient members seeking answers to COVID-19 infection and/ or vaccination questions, our immunology specialists have put together two important updates for adult and Paediatric PID patients. See links below:

1.COVID-19 Vaccine Update and FAQ for Adult PID patients

By Dr Miriam Hurst, Clinical Immunologist/Immunopathologist, Adult Immunology Service Lead Clinician, Auckland hospital.

Questions include:

  • · Am I more at risk of getting COVID-19?
  • · If I get it am I more likely to get really sick?
  • · What about Delta?
  • · Can I have the COVID vaccine?
  • · When should I get it?
  • · Will it work?
  • · Is it safe?
  • · Can I have a test to see if the vaccine worked?

And specifically pertaining to Paediatric PID patients:

2.Vaccination against COVID-19 for children and young people with primary immune deficiency in New Zealand.

By Dr Shannon Brothers, Paediatric Immunologist, Starship Children’s Hospital.

Other important links / information:

PID/Transplant, Immune compromised and other vulnerable patients have priority access to vaccinations. To book your COVID-19 vaccination go to

Further information on COVID-19 vaccination can be found at:

Unite Against COVID-19

The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) COVID-19 Education or call 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863) for COVID-19 clinical advice and vaccinator assistance from 8am-8pm, seven days

The Ministry of Health site

The ASCIA document ‘Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Autoimmunity and COVID-19 Vaccination – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at