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This course covers the COVID-19 vaccines available in New Zealand, including safety, efficacy, eligibility, administration, and strategies for promoting vaccination.

Completion of this course on the specifics of COVID-19 vaccines is a prerequisite for becoming a COVID-19 vaccinator. It aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to administer these vaccines safely and effectively and provide you with strategies for promoting vaccination.


You are a health professional and have a current Annual Practising Certificate (APC), or a health professional in the process of gaining a current APC.

• Are a fully authorised vaccinator (or working towards) OR

• A provisionally authorised vaccinator OR

• Are a Pharmacist Vaccinator (including interns) OR

• A RN or En ,working under prescription or standing orders

• A health care professional student eg Nursing Student, working under supervision using prescription or standing order OR

• Are a registered health professional with prescribing rights.

Course content

1. COVID-19 infection

2. Comirnaty 30mcg and 15/15mcg grey cap vaccines

3. Comirnaty 10mcg orange cap vaccine

4. Comirnaty 3mcg maroon cap vaccine

5. Nuvaxovid, recombinant COVID-19 vaccine

6. Practical aspects and cold chain

There is also an Assessment quiz and a Next steps module.

After completing this course, we would appreciate you completing the quick online feedback survey to help improve the content.

The course provides 3 hours of continuing professional development. On completion, you can print out a certificate as evidence of learning.