Coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gets second COVID-19 vaccine dose

The Prime Minister is now fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Jacinda Ardern received her second dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine at a clinic in Te Awa, Hamilton on Wednesday afternoon.

It came shortly after she, Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Acting COVID-19 Response Minister Ayesha Verrall launched the next phase of the Government's vaccine rollout.

The Prime Minister grinned the entire way through her second jab, and happily walked away with a sticker, a badge and a lollipop.

"It was just fine - really, really easy," she said of the experience.

Ardern received her first dose of the vaccine on June 18. At the time, she described it as "actually pretty pain-free" and "better than the flu vaccine".

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the second vaccine dose, the Prime Minister said while the first one left her feeling like she'd "been knocked in the arm", it was a small trade-off for the protection it'd provide her fellow Kiwis.

"It's an act of kindness on behalf of the rest of the country," she told reporters. "We need everyone to do it."

Last month, Ardern said she never wanted to be among the first to receive the jab because frontline workers were the priority, but had to balance that with the need to be a role model and demonstrate the vaccine is safe and effective.