Event Details

2-day Introduction to Immunisation course

Suitable for registered nurses who need to complete a 2-day theory training.

The training will cover all aspects of immunisation practice inline with PHEs Immunisation Training Standards for Healthcare Practitioners tailored to the context of General Practice.

Sessions included

  • The aims of immunisation, national vaccine policy and schedules
  • The immune response to vaccines and how vaccines work
  • Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, Hib, pertussis, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, rotavirus, HPV, pneumococcal, meningococcal disease (all strains), flu, COVID and shingles.
  • The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications
  • Current issues in immunisation
  • Legal issues in immunisation
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Correct administration of vaccines
  • Adverse events following immunisation
  • Communicating with patients, parents and carers about vaccines
  • Strategies for optimising immunisation uptake


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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.