COVID-19 vaccination programme

Welcome to the COVID-19 Vaccinators pages. You will find a range of educational resources and information to support vaccinators at all levels of experience and those supporting the programme. 

Navigating the site

Access this short video, which provides some hints and tips on navigating the site.

The following sections appear on this page:


The resources have been developed by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in partnership with Public Health Scotland (PHS).  

The resources are designed to support:  

  • New immunisers (registered and healthcare support workers  
  • Returning staff (or redeployed staff) who may have participated in immunisation delivery previously but perhaps not for some time.  
  • Current and experienced vaccination staff.  

These include foundation/generic resources such as the Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice (PEIP) programme for new immunisers. There is also a Knowledge Self Appraisal Tool which can be utilised by more experienced vaccinators to assess existing knowledge against the National Minimum Standards and core Curriculum for Immunisation Training (PHE 2018) to enable PEIP to be tailored to your specific learning needs.  

It is recommended that you check the COVID-19 Green Book chapter 14a and your employers learning requirements prior to undertaking any vaccinations. 

Please note: resources are continually being updated to reflect the changing guidance. 

Essential Updates
essential updates

****9th July 2021

The Greenbook chapter 14a COVID-19 has been updated on the 1st July 2021 and there are a number of updates within this chapter.

The TURAS resources have been updated to reflect these changes.

****28th June 2021

Pfizer and Moderna Learning Resources updated in relation to MHRA advice on Myocarditis/Pericarditis

****Important information updated 19th May 2021​

19th May CMO Letter: COVID-19 Vaccination Programme: B.1.617.2 Variant

****Important information updated 18th May 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued advice to the government on the use of COVID-19 vaccines to mitigate the impact of the B1.617.2 variant of concern

****Important information updated 7th May 2021

JCVI Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine for people aged under 40

MHRA Response to JCVI advice on COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca for people aged under 40

How do I know what learning is relevant for me?

This learning pathway resource will help you to identify the most relevant learning materials to your role within the vaccination programme.

If you are a returning vaccinator, you may find the self-appraisal tool useful to find out what learning is most relevant to your level of knowledge and experience.    

You can also follow the quick links below to take you to the pages for Registered Healthcare Practitioners, Health Care Support Workers and Trainers.

The learning resources are split into Core Knowledge and Vaccine Specific so that you can access what you need to support your development. This includes information documents that include frequently asked questions and Proficiency documents to support your sign-off as a vaccinator.

There is also a resources section that you will find links to key information resources like the CMO letter and the Green Book COVID-19 chapter.

As COVID-19 is an evolving disease, a lot is still being learned about both the disease and the vaccines which have been developed to prevent it and the knowledge base is still being developed. As a result, the resources will be updated and will be subject to change. It is a good idea to check into the site regularly and make sure you have reviewed the most up to date version.

Vaccinators should ensure that they follow local educational and clinical governance arrangements in relation to knowledge and proficiency to undertake vaccination. 



Please get in touch with any queries at

Quick Links

Registered Healthcare Practitioners

Healthcare Support Workers


TURAS Vaccination Management Tool

Resources and links to support the vaccination programme
TURAS Vaccination Management Tool
Vaccination tool

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 tool was developed by NHS Education for Scotland in collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS National Services Scotland and Public Health Scotland