New to Immunising & Flu 2021/22 (Online & video assessment)

Health Academy
Delivery Method: eLearning


This is an Practical Foundations of Immunisation training course with practical video assessment and written assessment. It includes Seasonal Influenza vaccines and disease modules. Importantly, it includes our Foundations of Immunisation course developed in line with the ‘National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners‘ – PHE.

CPD Hours - 12 hours 

The initial ‘Foundations modules’ section of this interactive and engaging course includes all of the modules recommended in the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners’ – (Public Health England) document. This will provide the practitioner with the knowledge and skills required for the day to day issues arising from running a vaccination service.

In addition, is a full set of modules specific to Seasonal Influenza including all the vaccines available for the coming flu season.

This training is suitable for Practice Nurses, Pharmacists, GPs and any Healthcare Professionals administering the Seasonal Influenza vaccines.

So what Foundation Modules have we included in the training?

  • The aims of immunisation, national vaccine policy and schedules
  • The immune response to vaccines and how vaccines work
  • The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications
  • Current issues in immunisation
  • Any changes to vaccine recommendations or national policy
  • Communicating with patients, parents and carers about vaccines
  • Legal issues in immunisation
  • Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Correct administration of vaccines
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Strategies for optimising immunisation uptake

So what Flu vaccines and modules have we included in the training?

We have include the full set of flu vaccine products available in the UK for the coming flu season. For this coming season these will likely be:

  • Quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine – QIVe
  • Quadrivalent influenza cell cultured vaccine – QIVc
  • Adjuvanted quadrivalent influenza vaccine – aQIV
  • Recombinant quadrivalent influenza vaccine – (QIVr)
  • High dose quadrivalent influenza vaccine – QIV-HD

Also included are the following modules:

  • Introduction to Seasonal Influenza
  • The nature of Flu
  • The UK Annual Flu Programme 2021/22
  • Simple summaries

Please Note: This course requires access to further equipment – See below for the equipment you will require.

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