Event Details

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.

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

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.



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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.