Reauthorising of vaccinators whose vaccinators certificate has expired for more than six months
The process within Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service for reauthorising a certified vaccinator whose vaccinator’s certificate has expired for more than six months
This will need to be assessed on a case by case basis, view page 580-582 of the Immunisation Handbook 2014 for more details.
To enable this process the nurse will complete the application form vaccinator expired and send the following evidence:
current annual practicing certificate
indemnity insurance – this must be a currently dated letter from your provider confirming your membership/insurance i.e. NZNO.
certificate of successful completion of Vaccinator Training Course (within the last 5 years, provided by IMAC) OR your current vaccinator certificate
attendance certificate from your most recent Vaccinator Update couse (must be within the last 2 years)
copy of the expired Vaccinator Authorisation Certificate
successful completion of peer review process
current CPR certificate - Level 4 - airway and oxygen management
summary of immunisation practice over last 12 months
There are three options for sending through this information:
Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service
Administration Support Officer
PO Box 2120
Fax: 07 578 0883
The Medical Officer of Health will review the evidence. If all evidence is present and correct a certificate for two years practice will be issued.
If any evidence is missing you will be advised and asked to provide this.
NB: Your certificate can not be issued until all the correct information has been received.