HCA Immunisation Training

Pneumococcal, Influenza and Shingles

HCA Immunisation Training

CPD Points 12 | Duration 2 Days | £239.00 per delegate

Course Introduction

Our HCA immunisation training course is ideal for Healthcare Assistants who are looking to assist with seasonal flu clinics and give pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations.

This course covers the clinical skills needed to administer injections, along with the theoretical and legal background. Constantly updated with the latest information, the training covers influenza, pneumococcal, shingles and more. It’s based around the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training and the RCN and MDUs position on healthcare assistants involved in immunisation. All participants leave the course with an individual Patient Specific Direction (PSD) protocol and a competency based framework to work to under the supervision of a mentor.

This pneumococcal, influenza and shingles immunisation training involves a practical session and is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners

Course Aims

  • To develop an understanding of the principles of vaccination
  • To gain comprehensive knowledge of the legal framework for pneumococcal and influenza vaccination programmes
  • To develop a full understanding of safe practice when administering injections

Course Content

  • The HCAs role in immunisation
  • Competency and supervision
  • Understanding competence
  • Guidelines and protocols
  • PSDs in primary care
  • A brief introduction to the immune system
  • Virus or bacteria?
  • The signs and symptoms of influenza
  • Pneumococcal Disease-facts and figures
  • Influenza - facts and figures
  • Shingles
  • How vaccines work
  • What’s in the vaccine?
  • Infection control
  • Antivirals and antibiotics – how they work
  • Who’s legible for vaccination by HCAs - inclusion and exclusion criteria
  • Chronic disease and at risk patients
  • Administering vaccines
  • Injection technique and sites - a practical workshop
  • The storage and handling of a vaccine
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Allergy and contraindication
  • Basic life support and initial anaphylaxis management
  • The legal framework of vaccination
  • LCP
  • GSF
  • Case studies

Who should attend / would be applicable?

  • HCAs
  • Support Workers
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Course Rating

This Course is Rated
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(99%) * Based on evalutations completed at the end of each course.

Course Dates Call 01661 844327 to make a telephone booking

Start DateEnd DateDurationStart TimeEnd TimeVenueCPD PointsPriceBookEnquire
Tue, 23rd Jan 2018Wed, 24th Jan 20182 Days09:30 am16:00 pm Maryville House, Belfast, BT9 6LN12£239BookEnquire
Wed, 21st Feb 2018Thu, 22nd Feb 20182 Days09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF12£239BookEnquire
Tue, 20th Mar 2018Wed, 21st Mar 20182 Days09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP12£239BookEnquire
Tue, 19th Jun 2018Wed, 20th Jun 20182 Days09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF12£239BookEnquire
Tue, 26th Jun 2018Wed, 27th Jun 20182 Days09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP12£239BookEnquire
Tue, 17th Jul 2018Wed, 18th Jul 20182 Days09:30 am16:00 pm Maryville House, Belfast, BT9 6LN12£239BookEnquire
Mon, 3rd Sep 2018Tue, 4th Sep 20182 Days09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF12£239BookEnquire
Wed, 3rd Oct 2018Thu, 4th Oct 20182 Days09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP12£239BookEnquire
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Public Health England and the Royal College of Nursing recommends that HCAs who are new to Immunisation must attend a 2 day Immunisation training course. Thereafter yearly updates are recommended.

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Yes, this is vitally important and you will leave the course with a competency framework which you will need to work through with a suitable mentor back in your place of work.

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In order to work through your competency framework you will need support from a qualified nurse or doctor back in your place of work.


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