Covid-19 Vaccination

Everyone aged 5 and over can get a free COVID-19 vaccine now. You can get a booster if you are aged 16 or over.

Book your appointment at a time and place that's convenient for you. Many of our pharmacies are open seven days a week, including some evenings. 

·  People aged 16 to 17 years old can get their boosters at least six months from completing their primary course.

·  People aged 18 years old and above can get their boosters at least three months from completing their primary course.

·  You can still get your first or second vaccination from a pharmacy below.

·  Check Covid-19 vaccine Boosters full criteria by MOH here.

What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

Symptoms can include one or more of the following:

  • a new or worsening cough

  • sneezing and runny nose

  • a fever

  • temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste

  • sore throat

  • shortness of breath

  • fatigue/feeling of tiredness.

Less common symptoms may include:

  • diarrhoea

  • headache

  • muscle pain or body aches

  • nausea

  • vomiting

  • malaise — a general feeling of discomfort, illness or unease

  • chest pain

  • abdominal pain

  • joint pain

  • confusion or irritability.

What are the treatment options?

Most people with COVID-19 — especially if they are fully vaccinated and boosted — are likely to have a mild to moderate illness and will be fine to recover at home.

Symptoms for COVID-19 tend to show 2 to 5 days after a person has been infecFinishted but can take up to 14 days. Omicron causes similar symptoms to other variants.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms as well as have high-risk medical conditions or at an eligible age, you may be able to qualify for COVID-19 antiviral medicines nirmatrelvir with ritonavir (Paxlovid™) or molnupiravir (Lagevrio®).


Please contact us for more information or Book Here for an appointment for vaccination.

Phone: (04) 568 5357


Unichem Petone Pharmacy

Unichem Petone Pharmacy cares about your health and well being. Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable and happy to help with your health related questions.