Immunisation and Vaccination Training

Immunisation and Vaccination Annual Update Training

Various dates available!
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Covid Vaccination Training

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Immunisation and Vaccination Training (Imms & Vaccs)

Please note this training will be on virtually on MS Teams.

The Immunisation and Vaccination Update provides an annual update of current practice in relation to the immunisation schedules in primary care using PHE information.

This course is not suitable as a foundation training and is only an update and does not cover anaphylaxis or basic life support. This must be completed separately.

This course is for Clinical Experienced Vaccinators, those who have already been vaccinating and does not include non-clinical Covid only Vaccinators.

Infuenza Updates

Flu vaccinations for primary care contractors and frontline staff The Enhanced Service Specification for Seasonal influenza vaccination programme 2021/22 has now been published. The BMA GPC have been able to secure agreement with NHSE/I to the inclusion of all frontline practice staff in the Enhanced Service. All practice staff with patient contact, including both medical and administrative staff, will now be eligible to receive a flu vaccination from their employing practice or the practice at which they are registered as a patient, and practices will receive an item of service fee for their provision. However, we would advise for practice staff to go to their own GP Practice to have their vaccination as patients should not be registered as INT (Immediately Necessary Treatment) due to contractual regulations. We are still querying this nationally. As in previous years, locum GPs will also continue to be eligible for a free vaccination. The provision of flu vaccination to all target groups will, therefore, be covered under CNSGP. NHSE/I has also published guidance on the process for recording flu vaccinations administered to patients not registered with a practice.

Flu guidance: National Flu protocol

Additional flu vaccine to support delivery of the seasonal flu vaccination programme

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has secured additional flu vaccine to support delivery of this year’s seasonal flu vaccination programme. This is a temporary measure to support reaching the uptake ambitions for this year’s expanded flu programme, with additional supply being deployed to areas where it is most needed to maximise uptake and top up local supplies where they run low.

Providers and local commissioners should ensure stock is prioritised to where it is needed most, in eligible cohorts where uptake is lower. DHSC has published guidance for General Practices and Community Pharmacies on how to access the stock and what vaccines are available.