Introduction to Vaccination and Immunisation

Two Day Basic Training (Study Days)


This course runs 4 times a year.

Who is it for?

These study days are suitable for all registered healthcare professionals working in primary and secondary care settings. This course is not suitable for Health Care Assistants.

Overview of content:

  • Principles of immunisation
  • How vaccination works
  • Live and inactivated vaccinations
  • Contraindications
  • Technique of administration
  • Consent
  • Record keeping
  • Cold chain
  • PGDs
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Anaphylaxis management
  • Signposting and resources

What is it about?

Immunology; the National Programme; anaphylaxis; communication; consent; PGDs.

How does it enhance practice?

Following completion of the study days, participants will be up-to-date in relation to the National Programme for vaccination and immunisation; will have increased awareness of how vaccines work, and the legal aspects associated with administering vaccinations and immunisations. Nurses will also be updated in relation to recognising and responding to anaphylaxis.

Course Structure:

2 days duration 9:30 - 16:00

Upcoming Dates:

2 & 9 June 2020 CANCELLED

13 & 20 October 2020

4 & 11 March 2021

Application and Funding

To apply for this course, please visit our how to apply page. See our Funding page for information on funding options.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive an offer email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

Tuition Fees

For details of current tuition fees for self-funded or sponsored applicants please read our tuition fees overview.

Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Jackie Dale

Tel: +44 114 2222 072


Admissions/Support Officer:

Deborah Reid

Tel: +44 114 222 2037


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