An Introduction to Immunisation and Vaccination (Childhood and Adult)
The theory and practice of routine childhood and adult immunisation and vaccination: an interactive study day for those new to immunisation. This course meets the HPA Minimum Standards for Immunisation training (2005).

Review of:

  • 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 adverse events
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Strategies for improving uptake rates
  • New developments
  • Personal and professional development

This programme is based on the HPA National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training, guidance of professional bodies and the Department of Health ‘Immunisation against Infectious Disease’ 2006 (‘Green Book’), PHE update letters and HPA training slides.

All delegates will receive a pre-course workbook. On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency including a multiple choice question paper.

Please note that you will need to bring your own refreshments as they are not provided.