Immunisations & Vaccinations – Initiation
What you will learn
- 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
Day 2 – 9.30 – 3pm