This open course covers all practical skills required to vaccinate adults, children and infants. You will also cover adverse reactions including anaphylaxis and basic life support for all ages.
It is suitable for Pharmacists:
- Wishing to provide flu vaccines for patients
- New to vaccines
- Wishing to upskill from just flu
- Who have had full training but are not regularly delivering vaccines so need to refresh
Healthcare Training you can Trust
This is a comprehensive practical course brought to you in conjunction with our Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) Accredited Training Provider - ECG. Since being established in 2002, ECG continues to be a trusted and preferred training provider within the primary care sector. You will receive a full certificate of accreditation on completion of your training, suitable for use in any pharmacy providing the flu vaccination service.
Course detailsPre-course work:
If you are new to vaccination training, you must complete our mandatory online training module prior to attending the practical session. You will be provided with access to our the online Vaccination Theory course once you book your place. You may complete the section at your own pace and save your progress at any time to come back to it. Set aside 2 hours in total to complete the mandatory online training prior to attending the Practical session.
The National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training and the associated Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training set out the knowledge and skills that healthcare professionals undertaking vaccination services need to have. Pharmacists who will provide the Flu Vaccination Service must have completed practical training in vaccination that meets these requirements.
NHS England has determined that pharmacists providing the Flu Vaccination Service need to attend face-to-face training for both injection technique and basic life support training every three years. Online refresher training should be done every year.
At the end of the course delegates will be able to demonstrate:
How to set up for a vaccination clinic
Safe intramuscular and subcutaneous injection techniques
Intranasal administration of vaccines
Child positioning for vaccination
Adult and Paediatric basic life support
Recognition of anaphylaxis and other adverse reactions
Administration of adrenaline via an ampoule or any auto-injector
PGDs (Patient group directions)
We will be able to provide up to date information and advice on the use of PGDs, including private PGDs for locum Pharmacists wishing to provide vaccinations at any Pharmacy they work at.
Practice under supervision
Demonstration of safe vaccination techniques
Demonstration of basic life support skills for adults and children
Successful completion of a theory quiz
Course dates & TimesSeptember 8th 2019 - 8:00am -12:30pm - London Premier Inn Euston
September 29th 2019 - 8am - 12:30pm - London Premier Inn Kew
Premier Inn Euston (Ruby Room)1 Duke's Road,
Public transport: Central London Location. Excellent transport links. Within 5 minutes walk of Kings Cross, St Pancras, London Euston, and Euston Square, overground and underground stations.
By car: Parking is available underneath Euston train station for £10.00. Limited free parking can be found on side streets within walking distance on Sundays. Check signage carefully.
Premier Inn Kew (Kew Room)
52 High Street,
Public transport: Central London Location. Brentford and Kew Bridge train stations are both 0.5 miles away, and offer local services into London and into Surrey and Berkshire.
By car: There is limited free parking on site. Limited free parking can be found on side streets within walking distance on Sundays. Check signage carefully.
CostEarly booking discount: We are delighted to be able to offer a reduced fee of £79.99 for those who book 2 months or more before our session date. The price will then increase incrementally. Our current price is £98.99.
No additional VAT charge: We do not add any VAT charge to the price stated. This is the final charge.
Group discount: Groups of 3 or more will get an additional discount based on the size of the group. If you wish to book for a group of this size or more, please enter your details via the enquiry section below and we will be in contact on the same day.
- Full refund available up to 15 days before training date.
- 50% refund within 10-14 days before date.
- 9 days before training date - refund unavailable.
- Whilst we endeavour to fulfil every session date, we reserve the right to cancellation in any circumstance, but guarantee a full refund in this instance.