Join the COVID-19 vaccination teams

Find out how you can be part of the COVID-19 vaccination workforce.

Last updated: 3 December 2021

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Register your interest

We’re seeking interest from those who would like to be part of the COVID-19 vaccination workforce.

If you would like to join the vaccination workforce, please register your details to be added to our COVID-19 Hands Up Database. We will use this is a database to source staff when recruiting for both clinical and non-clinical vacancies in the COVID-19 response. Registering your interest does not guarantee employment, so you may not be contacted.

Find out more about the Hands Up Database and register your details


If you are successful, your training and induction are the responsibility of the DHB or contracted health provider who employs you. Depending on your role, the training could consist of a mix of online and face-to-face sessions.


If you are successful, the DHB or contracted health provider will be your employer and responsible for all employment-related statutory requirements. Standard reference and police checks will form part of the recruitment. The Ministry of Health is not involved in the employment process and registering your interest does not guarantee you employment.

About the roles

Available roles include various administration, vaccination, and support and liaison roles. The DHB or contracted health provider will assess your suitability based on your skills and experience.

When you register your interest, you’ll have the opportunity to specify how far you’re willing to travel for work and you can tell us the days and hours you can offer.

Depending on the role, you may be required to work shifts and/or after hours. This will be for the DHB and contracted health provider and yourself to agree.

The duration of your contract will be determined by the DHB or contracted health provider.

Expired annual practising certificates

The cost of reinstating annual practising certificates is at the discretion of the responsible authorities involved – we recommend you check with them. Depending on the expiration date, this may impact the roles you may be considered for.

Your privacy

When you register your interest we’ll collect your name, contact information, location, and information about your experience and qualifications in order to ensure that you are the right fit for one of the roles.

In registering your interest you agree to your details being used by the Ministry of Health, DHBs, and contracted health care providers for the purposes of determining whether you fit any of the required roles. All those who have access to these details meet security privacy requirements.

For any further questions around the COVID-19 vaccination workforce, please email [email protected].

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