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Immunisations & Vaccinations – Initiation


  • The aims of immunisation: national policy and schedules
  • The immune system and how vaccines work
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • The different types of vaccines used and their composition
  • Current issues and controversies regarding immunisation
  • Communicating with patients and parents
  • Legal aspects of vaccination
  • Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Correct administration of vaccines
  • Anaphylaxis and other adverse events
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Strategies for improving immunisation rates


Immunisation programmes are one of our most successful public health measures. Ensuring public and professional confidence is critical to the success of these programmes. As the incidence of infectious diseases declines, it is important that professionals are able to explain why vaccinations are still needed.

In a climate where vaccine controversies are frequent and public confidence in vaccines may waver, immunisers need to be confident, knowledgeable and up to date.

This training programme addresses the key areas that need to be covered and are outlined in the Health Protection Agency’s document on National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training.

The training will be delivered using PowerPoint, Video, Group discussion/quiz.

This course is NOT suitable for HCAs. The introductory HCA course is Injection Technique & Immunisation Training.



Day 1 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Dr Vanessa MacGregor
Day 2 – 9.30 – 3pm
  • Mrs Linda Petch

When: 09 Nov 2021

Duration: 2 DAYS

Via Zoom
  • Available to:
  • ANP
  • GP
  • GP Trainee
  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist
Special Notes:

The Zoom joining details will be sent a week before the course. If you have not received these 2 working days before the course, please contact us.

***Please be aware that this is a TWO day course***

Day 1 – 9.30am – 4.30pm 

Day 2 – 9.30 – 3pm

Lunch & refreshments will NOT be provided


Mrs Linda Petch RN, RM, Cert Ed. Ba(Hons)

Linda has worked within the NHS for over 35 years in a variety of roles. Firstly, as a nurse in secondary care, then community midwife within an inner-city area of Nottingham, Practice Nurse for over 14 years in the same area of Nottingham. She then moved to Rushcliffe as a lead for a coronary heart programme and worked with the PN professional leads to form a local PN forum. Following that she worked as a clinical trainer within 2 community organisations for 9 years before leaving at the end of December 2015 to form her own training company. Her passion is in the delivery of quality training & supporting colleagues in their personal development.

Dr Vanessa MacGregor

Vanessa MacGregor is a Medical Doctor working as a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control with Public Health England based at the East Midlands Public Health England Centre in Nottingham. Her main interests are Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Travel Health, Immunisation and Tuberculosis.


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