Immunisation & Vaccination


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Learn about the practical and legal implications of immunisations and vaccinations, as well as best practice information. This course looks at vaccination courses, their aims and components. It reviews vaccine-preventable diseases, the different types of vaccine used, the key elements of vaccine trials, surveillance and monitoring, the UK vaccination schedule and legal issues associated with vaccination. It also addresses best practice in relation to nstoring, handling, administration and documentation of vaccines, and how best to advise service users.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Immunisation & UK National Immunisation Policy
  • Module 2: Immunology for vaccinators
  • Module 3: Vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Module 4: Vaccines and vaccination schedules
  • Module 5: Managing and administering Vaccines
  • Module 6: Legal aspects and record keeping
  • Module 7: Course resources and summary.

The course includes a variety of resources that learners can download and keep to aid their continued learning.

Updates December 2016

The 2016 update comes following recent changes in legislation, including new vaccine types and UK immunisation schedules, and amended policies. Other updates include:

  • Updates from the Green book
  • New research and evidence into immunisations
  • Adaptations in line with adapted Welsh policies
  • New vaccine policies
  • Accommodating new working practices
  • New guidance on where to seek further advice
  • Links to new videos
  • Links to new resources and recommendations
  • Amendments to align with new legal advice
  • Updates on takeaway resources
  • More helpful hints

What will learners get out of it?

  • Learn how vaccines work to provide immunisation against all diseases covered by the UK vaccination course
  • Recognise and comply with best practices in vaccination management and administration
  • Recognise and comply with best practices regarding legal aspects
  • Provide accurate and up-to-date information about diseases and vaccines to service users and carers.


  • The course covers the equivalent knowledge aspect of a two day immunisation course for new immunisers - Anyone new to immunisations and wishing to administer immunisations would need practical training in addition to this course.
  • The course can be paused and accessed at your convenience, minimising costs and time out of the office.
  • The course can be used as an annual immunisation update.

Who is the course for?

All healthcare staff involved in immunisations and vaccinations.


Each module is followed by an assessment designed to test learners’ understanding. Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Accreditations & Endorsements:

The course can be undertaken in conjunction with the E-learning for Healthcare Healthy Child Suite of courses. This immunisation eLearning course meets the mandatory requirements of the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training.

Duration & CPD

10 hours approximate, equivalent to 10 CPD points.

FAQ & Guidance

Our FAQ should answer most of your questions, but please do get in touch if you're still not clear about anything.

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Technical Requirements

Most eLearning courses from Skills for Health will work on mobile and tablet devices, unfortunately this course will not work on Apple mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads due to the requirement for Adobe Flash player. It may also not work on some PCs which so not have Adobe Flash player installed. We are working on a fix for this issue and will update ASAP.

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Kathryn Jackson (July 2017)
Very good refresher for me, I found the resources useful and up to date, I have been vaccinating for many years but still found some learning points to use in my everyday practice
Melanie Bingle (July 2017)
Excellent course and intend getting all nurses to do this annually providing kept up to date etc
Cindy Huang (May 2017)
Very comprehensive and well designed course, theory and practice all covered. I would highly recommend this course to someone new in this area and a refresher for experienced practitioner.
Bee (April 2017)
A good course especially for those who have no previous experience and also useful as a refresher for those who already have knowledge. Comprehensive, easy to work through. Work books for ongoing training and getting competency skills along with references for future use are good too.
Heather Hughes (March 2017)
The course was very informative and provoked thought on how and why we do things. My only criticism would be that I do not work in the NHS and it was very focussed on the childhood immunisation program. Overall a valuable resource for any HCP engaged in carrying out vaccinations.
Hannah (February 2017)
Informative and clear.
sharon clegg (February 2017)
Excellent course up to date & in-depth. Good communication and support if needed. Recommended for any HCP in area of practice of administering Imms & Vacs to keep up to date in learning and certificate of evidence of learning for CPD valid for re validation.A*****
Sian Hyland (February 2017)
Thought I'd give you some feedback regarding the immunisation course. It was excellent and a great way to learn
Having worked in general practice for 17 years, and undertaken many imm and vac updates, I found this course to be the most detailed and comprehensive one I have ever undertaken and would highly recommend it for any nurse doing childhood and travel vacs/imms. Excellent.
Jane Beresford (June 2016)
I embarked on this course knowing that I have minimum knowledge of immunisations and vaccinations, but this course has opened up a new world. I wish to undertake further clinical courses to provide me with more professionals skills and knowledge. I found it a challenge, but that is what I enjoy. The best thing about this course is one can go over the resources as many times as they wish and work in one's own time and space. It clearly lists out which resources are required and provides opportunities to test one's knowledge at intervals. I recommend this course to anyone working with children and families in any capacity.
JANE BROMLEY (March 2016)
Good learning points but UK immunisation schedule not up to date
Response from Skills for Health
Thanks Jane. I thought you might like to know that the immunisation course has been fully updated as of December 2016 .

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