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Please note: this course is only for intern pharmacists who have been provided an access coupon via PSNZ.

The vaccinator foundation course provides information and practical skills related to the safe and effective delivery of vaccines on the National Immunisation Schedule.

Clinical assessment

• This is a requirement for attaining pharmacist vaccinator status.

• Arranging a venue to undertake the assessment is the responsibility of the course participant—neither IMAC nor local Immunisation Coordinators can arrange this. This assessment normally takes place in the vaccinator’s workplace.


  • Current NZ Pharmacy Council registration
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the current Immunisation Handbook

Pre-reading of the following Immunisation Handbook sections:

Course structure

This course includes approximately 14–15* hours of online study, which can be completed at your own pace over multiple sessions if necessary. This is followed by a 3.5-hour classroom tutorial. You will then complete an online open-book assessment in your own time within a week of completing the course work. Your certificate will be available online upon completion of all course requirements.

*Note that the estimated time is based on the core coursework – those not familiar with online learning may find it takes longer. Accessing suggested optional reading will increase the estimated time to complete.