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Upcoming provisional vaccinator bridging course

Wednesday, August 3, 2022   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: vaccination, immunisation, Training, Courses

A provisional vaccinator bridging course will be run this month in Christchurch. This course is designed to upskill Provisional Authorised Vaccinators (PAVs) to achieve full scope of practice as an Authorised Vaccinator (AV) to administer vaccines on the National Immunisation Schedule (NIS), across the life span or to become a Pharmacist Vaccinator and deliver the scope of vaccines available.

Date: Wednesday 31st August 2022.
Start Time: 9am.
Location: Christchurch - venue TBC.

This course is designed to upskill Provisional Authorised Vaccinators (PAVs) to achieve full scope of practice as an Authorised Vaccinator (AV) to administer vaccines on the National Immunisation Schedule (NIS), across the life span or to become a Pharmacist Vaccinator and deliver the scope of vaccines available.

Registered/enrolled nurses, pharmacists and midwives are eligible professions for the Vaccinator Bridging Course (VBC).

To complete this course you must be a Provisional Authorised Vaccinator. Provisional authorisation is issued by Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand (formally Ministry of Health) and is valid for two years since issue date.

Please do not register for this course if you have not yet received your provisional authorisation status from Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand.

The course involves 10 to 12 hours online followed by a 3.5-hour face to face session. Some previous groups have worked through the online modules together which has worked well (if time allows). It is ideal to have a couple of weeks’ time to work through the modules.

Find out more about the provisional vaccinator bridging course, including how to register.