HNZ: National Immunisation Update - 9 December 2022

HNZ: National Immunisation Update - 9 December 2022

Kia ora koutou colleagues,

Here is our update to wrap up this week. As usual, please forward the information in this email to your wider contacts and networks – thank you so much.

Recording and presentation slides from the recent vaccine hesitancy and misinformation Webinar is available

On Friday 2 December, the National Immunisation Programme hosted a webinar where Dr Alison Buttenheim from the University of Pennsylvania spoke about behavioural science approaches to addressing vaccine hesitancy and disinformation.

If you missed the webinar, a recording, and the presentation slides are available. As we ran out of time during the webinar to answer all the questions, Dr Buttenheim responded to those questions separately. The recording, presentation slides, and Q&As can be found in our Dropbox link here:  Dropbox: Webinar on addressing vaccine hesitancy and disinformation through behavioural change.

Aotearoa Immunisation Register – stakeholder hui

The National Immunisation Programme is hosting a stakeholder hui on Thursday 15 December 2022 from 11am to midday.

We will discuss the latest changes to the Aotearoa Immunisation Register (AIR), what has been achieved to date, what this means for the vaccinating workforce, and the plans for early 2023.

We hope you can join us, and please feel free to pass this invitation to anyone else who might be interested to join. And finally, don’t forget to copy and paste the following hui details into your diaries or calendars:


Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 471 772 247 234
Passcode: nhqhSx

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My Vaccine Pass – decommissioned

As of yesterday, 8 December 2022, people will no longer be able to request a new My Vaccine Pass. The NZ Pass Verifier app will also no longer be operational or available to download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

All other vaccination documentation, including the My Vaccination record and the International Travel Vaccine Certificate will still be available through the following channels:

  • online at My Covid Record
  • calling 0800 222 478
  • visiting your local participating pharmacy.

People will continue to have access to other forms of COVID-19 vaccination records which details their vaccination status including:

  • My Vaccination Record – which has more detailed information about their COVID-19 vaccinations including batch numbers, dose number, vaccine type and any overseas vaccinations that have been added to their health record.
  • International Travel Vaccination Certificate – which they can use to travel overseas.

If you have information on your website on My Vaccine Pass, please update it or replace your it with the message above.

Quarterly childhood immunisation, and HPV data expected to be published soon

Next week we expect to publish on our website the quarterly tier 1 childhood immunisation data, and the quarterly HPV data.  We’ll let you know as soon as this is available and where to find it on our website. 

Our regular reminders 

Weekly vaccination data

A new weekly, online Trends and Insights report has replaced our previous, downloadable Whānau Māori and Pacific Peoples Data summaries. Our Māori and Pacific data can be found here: COVID-19 Trends and Insights, COVID-19: Current Cases, COVID-19 Case Demographics and COVID-19 Vaccine Data.

Collateral on Dropbox

Don’t forget all our immunisation collateral is available on Dropbox for health care providers to use when promoting vaccinations. Please feel free to share this link and the collateral widely with your other healthcare colleagues: Dropbox: NIP – vaccine resources Simplify your life.

Consent forms (English and Te Reo Māori) and policy statements for use by health professionals can also be found in this Dropbox. 

You can also find a range of vaccination stories to share on our YouTube channel.

Ngā mihi nui,


Sandy Thambiah

Senior Adviser, Engagement

National Immunisation Programme

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