The aim of the vaccine delivery is to offer the vaccine to all eligible New Zealanders following the Ministry of Health rollout plan and for maximum possible uptake. General practice can assist this by running an accessible, well organised and professional vaccination service.
There are some differences from usual vaccinations, but broadly this is similar to the influenza vaccination drive completed every year.
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The specific cold chain requirements of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination mean it may be best to run a dedicated COVID-19 vaccine clinic, with sufficient staff. However, the right process for your practice is up to you.
The following checklist is to help you prepare for your general practice to deliver COVID-19 vaccines.
Assess the volume of need in your practice.
Space is required for:
This requires a clean and calm environment.
Consumables can be ordered from DHBs.
Process to invoice PHO for each completed vaccine event recorded on the CIR.