Welcome to the COVID-19 Vaccinators pages. You will find a range of educational resources and information to help support vaccinators at all levels of experience and those supporting the programme.
Please note: These educational resources continue to be updated as required to support this programme but do not replace the clinical judgement of practitioners. Practitioners should refer to the UK Health Security Agency Green Book Chapter when administering the vaccine.
Winter COVID-19 vaccination programme 2023:
From 25th September, new COVID-19 variant vaccines will be deployed in Scotland. In order to help support practitioners, vaccine specific learning resources have been developed and are available on the vaccine specific pages
This webinar was recorded on Wednesday 20th September 2023 and provides an update for practitioners on the Winter 2023 COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
We will keep you up to date on what is new or information that relates to workforce education for the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
This section contains learning resources on core aspects of the COVID-19 immunisation programme. Topics include: What is COVID-19?, legal aspects of COVID-19 vaccination including informed consent, COVID-19 Vaccine development and adverse event reporting
This section contains learning in relation to the COVID-19 vaccines currently available for use. Topics covered include contraindications and precautions, safety and efficacy, administration, dose and schedule and administration of specific COVID-19 vaccines
The resources contained within this section aim to help support those who are involved with vaccinating children and young people
The resources contained within this page have been developed to support those involved with vaccinating women who are pregnant or of child bearing age with the COVID-19 vaccine.
This section contains wider learning for vaccinators. Topics include informed consent, supporting those with procedural anxiety, person centred care in relation to vaccination practice, supporting those with specific needs and safety and security within vaccination settings
This section contains recordings of webinars held to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme. These webinars are designed to complement the learning afforded within the previous sections and are not designed to be engaged with in isolation.
This section contains documents for vaccinators to record the learning they have undertaken and to support assessment of proficiency in practice
The COVID-19 vaccination programme has been a rapidly evolving programme resulting in the need for regular updates to the learning resources. These updates are recorded and logged within these version control logs. Practitioners wishing to ascertain the nature of updates can use these version control logs as well as looking at the “What’s New” section within the page
This section contains links to further information to support vaccinators including links to organisations developing guidance in relation to vaccination programmes and also to the Public Health Scotland vaccine hub which acts a repository to guidance and information for vaccinators
This section holds resources to support trainers and facilitators to deliver facilitated sessions locally. The learning within the resources mirrors the learning available in all the previous sections.
The TURAS Vaccination Management Tool is a web-based tool that enables front line Health & Social Care staff to capture and create real-time patient vaccination records. The tool facilitates the digitisation and streamlining of real-time data sharing with downstream systems.
The user guide has recently been updated to include more detail on data collection including ethnicity.
To help us improve our resources, we would like to ask you a few questions about your experience with using our TURAS pages today. This will only take a few minutes to complete and your answers will help us improve our future communication and resources.
These resources may be available, in full or summary form, in alternative formats and community languages. Please contact NHS Education for Scotland on 0131 656 3200 or email email@example.com to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.
Transcripts of any videos within these resources are available on request