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Yellow Fever Centre and Vaccinator Approval Process

The authorisation of Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres and Yellow Fever Vaccinator is a responsibility devolved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to national health authorities under the International Health Regulations 2005.

It is the responsibility of the Medical Practitioner to submit the application for approval/ renewal and all associated evidence to the Medical Officer of Health no later than 6 weeks prior to expiry of current approval.

Applications should be sent to:

Medical Officer of Health
Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service
PO Box 2120
TAURANGA 3140


Yellow Fever Vaccinator Approval Process
 

Action

Timeframe

Responsibility

Note

Medical Practitioner sends application for approval/ renewal to Medical Officer of Health.

6 weeks before current expiry date

Medical Practitioner

Ministry of Health Yellow Fever policy and application forms can be accessed on their website.

Medical Officer of Health reviews application, and if appropriate sends letter of recommendation for approval to the Ministry of Health.

4 weeks before current expiry date

Medical Officer of Health

Medical Practitioner is responsible for ensuring application is complete. Medical Officer of Health will liaise with the Medical Practitioner if further information is required.

Manager, Immunisation team, reviews application and signs approval letter.

3 weeks before current expiry date

Manager, Immunisation team, Ministry of Health.

 

Immunisation Programme Administrator, Ministry of Health, sends approval letter to Medical Practitioner, informs Medical Officer of Health and Health Care Logistics.

2 weeks before current expiry date

Programme Administrator, Immunisation, Ministry of Health.

Health Care Logistics release vaccine, Sanofi are the distributor.

 

Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre Approval Process
 

Action

Timeframe

Repsonsibility

Note

Practice manager/ responsible person sends application for approval/ renewal to Medical Officer of Health

6 weeks before current expiry date

Practice manager/ responsible person

Ministry of Health Yellow Fever policy and application forms can be accessed on their website.

Medical Officer of Health reviews application, and if appropriate grants approval in writing to the centre. A copy of the letter of approval is forwarded to the Ministry of Health.

3 weeks

Medical Officer of Health

Practice manager/ responsible person is responsible for ensuring application is complete. Medical Officer of Health will liaise with the applicant if further information is required

District Immunisation Facilitator completes cold chain accreditation (CCA) of Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre

3 yearly

District Immunisation Facilitator

If CCA expires during the term of Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre approval the centre must ensure a copy of the new CCA is forwarded to the Medical Officer of Health.

 

Last modified: 14 Jun 2017
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