Immunisations and vaccinations


Immunisations and vaccinations

This course will familiarise participants with current vaccinations, administration of vaccinations and a brief overview of the emergency management of anaphylaxis. Delegates must have previous experience in administering injections before attending this training. For those that have had no previous experience in administering immunisations/vaccinations, following this training delegates would need to shadow a qualified member of staff administering immunisations/vaccinations in their work place and then


To provide an immunisation update on the latest developments and vaccination specifically relating to children and travel. The course is interactive and includes workshops and discussion.


  • Identify the role and importance of immunisation update and vaccination.
  • Identify the aims of immunisation, describe national policy and schedules and deal with variations to the schedule.
  • Outline the legal framework of Immunisation.
  • Outline the correct storage and holding of immunisations.
  • Highlight importance of patient consent and recording.
  • Outline a brief overview of the management of anaphylaxis.



At the end of the course delegates should be able to:


  • Describe the Childhood Immunisation schedule for 2019.
  • Review recent issues relating to vaccination schedules.
  • Describe travel vaccines available.
  • Critically analyse best methods used in the administration of vaccinations.
  • Discuss storage (including cold chain), holding, consent and recording.
  • Discuss the legal aspects of PGDs.
  • Manage anaphylaxis according to Resuscitation Council UK guidelines (2008).