Immunisation and Vaccination Training/Updates
An interactive e-learning package to support the training of all healthcare professional involved in delivering or advising on flu immunisationsFlu immunisation is one of the most effective interventions that can provide to reduce both the risk of death and serious illness from flu and the pressures on health and social care services during the winter. This Flu Immunisation e-learning resource is designed to provide all healthcare practitioners involved in delivering the national flu immunisation programme with the knowledge they need to confidently promote high uptake of flu vaccination and effectively deliver the vaccine programme.
Public Health England Increasing vaccine uptake
Strategies for addressing barriers in primary careEngland is a world leader in childhood vaccinations, with one of the most comprehensive programmes in the world. PHE data show that, although coverage remains high, children’s vaccine uptake has been slowly decreasing since 2012-13.
Training standards and resources
The national minimum standards for immunisation recommended that immunisers complete initial Foundation Immunisation Training and complete annual update training thereafter. Face-to-face initial training is suggested in the standards but this has been problematic during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team are waiting for national guidance.
E-learning for Health
E-learning was developed by e-lfh to be used as a fundamental training course and it covers the topics set out in the national minimum standards. If face-to-face or webinar training is unavailable then this e-learning course can be used;
E-learning is to be supported with mentor support and supervision plus immunisation shadowing opportunities to develop practical learning and skills. E-Learning is recommended to be completed in conjunction with the RCN/PHE competency assessment toolkit on page 24 of this link;
E-learning link for flu vaccination