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Authorised vaccinators are health professionals who can legally administer vaccines that are part of an approved immunisation programme without a prescription or standing order.

To become an authorised vaccinator, you must apply to the local Medical Officer of Health for your region. In the Auckland region, you must apply to the Medical Officer of Health at Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) using the Vaccinator Authorisation Application Form.

For more information see the Guide to Becoming an Authorised Vaccinator in the Auckland Region

Authorised vaccinators can only independently administer vaccines that are part of an approved immunisation programme. These can either be national immunisation programmes approved by the Ministry of Health, such at the National Immunisation Schedule, or local immunisation programmes approved by the local Medical Officer of Health for a specific region.

For more information see the page on local immunisation programmes

To become an authorised vaccinator in the Auckland region, you need to follow the following steps:

  1. Check that you are eligible to apply
  2. Gather your required documents
  3. Complete the ARPHS vaccinator authorisation application form
  4. Send your application form with copies of your documents to ARPHS
  5. Wait for your vaccinator authorisation certificate
  6. Reapply to renew your vaccinator authorisation 4 weeks before expiry

For more information see the Guide to Becoming an Authorised Vaccinator in the Auckland Region

There are three different types of vaccinator authorisation given in the Auckland region:

  1. General Authorisation
    Authorised vaccinators can independently administer vaccines to all age groups as part of an approved immunisation programme.
  2. Age-restricted Authorisation
    Authorised vaccinators can independently administer vaccines to individuals aged 5 years or older as part of an approved immunisation programme.
  3. Limited Vaccine Authorisation
    Authorised vaccinators can independently administer specified vaccines as part of an approved immunisation programme.

 

To become an authorised vaccinator in the Auckland region, you need to follow the following steps:

  1. Check that you are eligible to apply
  2. Gather your required documents
  3. Complete the ARPHS vaccinator authorisation application form
  4. Send your application form with copies of your documents to ARPHS
  5. Wait for your vaccinator authorisation certificate
  6. Reapply to renew your vaccinator authorisation 4 weeks before expiry

For more information see the Guide to Becoming an Authorised Vaccinator in the Auckland Region

There are three different types of vaccinator authorisation given in the Auckland region:

  1. General Authorisation
    Authorised vaccinators can independently administer vaccines to all age groups as part of an approved immunisation programme.
  2. Age-restricted Authorisation
    Authorised vaccinators can independently administer vaccines to individuals aged 5 years or older as part of an approved immunisation programme.
  3. Limited Vaccine Authorisation
    Authorised vaccinators can independently administer specified vaccines as part of an approved immunisation programme.

 

For queries, email us on vaccinator@adhb.govt.nz

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