Ministry funded Flu Vaccinations

Information last updated on 13 May 2020

Ministry funded Flu Vaccinations

As per the Ministry of Education Bulletin on 28 April, the Ministry is providing one-off funding to cover flu vaccinations undertaken between now and 30 June 2020 for the Education workforce.

The Education workforce for Playcentre Aotearoa includes:  

Any person regularly rostered to be on Playcentre sessions to meet the ongoing licensing requirements for sessions (i.e. anyone on your supervision plan with a qualification contributing to the licensing requirements for your session).

For staff this means that the following people are eligible: Session Support Workers, Session Facilitators, Big Kids Leaders, CSWs, Programme Facilitators and any other staff who work directly with children, for example supporting children with additional learning needs. If you are unsure, please talk to your line manager directly.

How to access Flu vaccinations
The Ministry, in association with Vitality Works has developed a Flu Vaccination voucher programme for the education workforce during the 2020 influenza season only.

If you wish to take up this offer please phone Life or Unichem Pharmacy as soon as you are able to book an appointment. 

The steps for you to access a Flu Voucher by 30 June 2020 are:

  • Access the webpage here: https://vitalitybookings.co.nz/.   
  • You will need to follow the instructions to create a log-in to access the Voucher page. You can use your work or personal email to register. When prompted enter the following access code: edworkforce2020.
  • Read the information provided on the webpage and enter the details requested in the online form. This includes name, email address, educational facility and role.  
  • You will receive an email with the voucher. The Voucher can be redeemed at a participating Life or Unichem Pharmacy.
  • At the pharmacy present your voucher (print or show on device) to the pharmacist alongside photo ID.
  • You will also be required to fill in a consent form on arrival.
  • No payment will be required – the Ministry of Education will be invoiced directly.

Details are required to ensure only eligible people receive the pharmacy voucher.  

Details will be held by Vitality Works and provided to the Ministry of Education to enable eligibility checking and payment processing.