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Like all authorised vaccinators in Aotearoa New Zealand, the VHW is also required to undergo an approved 2-yearly update training.

This course is designed for authorised Vaccinating Health Workers, stage one to update their knowledge. It is a requirement that all vaccinators complete an update every two years. Prior to starting this course, you must have completed the VHW Stage 1 Core Course and the two VHW stage 1, vaccine specific courses.  

The course does not repeat all the knowledge from your previous learning; rather, it is a refreshed overview of information.

Please note: You need to complete this updated course within 2 years from the date on your authorisation letter.


You will already be working in the health sector and are:

  • You hold a letter of authorisation as a stage one Vaccinating Health Worker
  • You have completed both of the VHW stage one vaccine specific courses.

Content covered

  • Current immunisation issues
  • Vaccine review
  • Immunisation communication
  • Vaccine administration


At the end of the theory lesson, you will complete a multiple-choice assessment.

  • There are 10 questions, and you must get 8 correct to pass.
  • If you don’t pass after the second try, please email us using this link.

Next Steps

On successful completion you need to upload your certificate to the online portal along with your updated CPR course.


‍The course provides 2 hours of continuing professional development. On completion, you can print out a certificate as evidence of learning.‍