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 first level registered nurses working in primary care settings, including practice nurses, district nurses, health visitors and school nurses. This course is not suitable for Health Care Assistants.

Overview of content:

  • Principles of immunisation
  • How vaccination works
  • Live and deactivated vaccinations
  • Contraindications
  • Technique of administration
  • Consent
  • Record keeping
  • Cold chain
  • Storage
  • PGDs
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Anaphylaxis management
  • HPV vaccination
  • 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:

7 & 14 March 2019

11 & 20 June 2019

5 & 19 November 2019

Application and Funding

To apply for this course, please select the "apply" link at the top right of this 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 click here.

Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Debbie Limb

Tel: 0114 222 2050; Email:

Admissions/Support Officer:

Deborah Reid

Tel: 0114 222 2037; Email: