Foundations of Immunisation Online – School Immunisations

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Delivery Method: eLearning

All clinicians administering vaccines should undertake foundation immunisation training. Our Foundations of Immunisation courses have been developed in line with the ‘National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners’ – Public Health England.

CPD Hours - 10 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, followed by individual lessons on each of the vaccine preventable diseases and corresponding vaccines available in the UK Immunisation Schedule.

Foundation Modules

  • 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

Vaccine Preventable Disease Modules (We have included the full set of School Immunisation vaccines currently used in schools in the UK):

  • Diphtheria
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) (certain serotypes)
  • Meningococcal disease (certain serogroups)
  • Polio
  • Tetanus

Please note: This course does not cover Seasonal Influenza or Covid-19 – please purchase the relevant course packages or add-on courses if you would like these included.

Basic Life support and Anaphylaxis are also available in separate courses.

This training is suitable for School Nurses, Immunisation Nurses, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists and any Registered Healthcare Professionals administering vaccines.Please note that the the ‘National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners’ states that when the practitioner is new to immunisation a period of supervised practice in addition to comprehensive training is strongly recommended.

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