2-day Introduction to Immunisation course
Suitable for healthcare professionals who need to complete a 2-day theory training.
The training will cover all aspects of immunisation practice in line with PHEs Immunisation Training Standards for Healthcare Practitioners tailored to the context of General Practice.
- 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
Please note: the course covers the curriculum knowledge for all the vaccine programmes from 8 week old babies all the way through to 70-79 year olds having shingles vaccine. Delegates will need to have a Supervisor in the Practice who ideally is a healthcare professional trained and experienced in Immunisation who will sign off their knowledge and skill competency after the course through assessment in practice.