Registered healthcare practitioners

In this section you will find resources aimed at registered healthcare practitioners.

The following sections appear on this page:

Core Knowledge for COVID-19 Vaccinators
vaccine

You can find learning resources to support the development of Core COVID-19 knowledge in this section:

  • Core Information Learning Resource

You will also find a version control log that highlights any updates made to the resources.

Intramuscular (IM) Injection Technique

IM

This short learning resource and video on intramuscular injections are intended to support practitioners administering COVID-19 Vaccines:

Wider Learning for COVID-19 Vaccination

In this section you will find a wider range of learning resources to support your role as vaccinator. 

The following resource topics are accessible in this section: 

  • Children and young people 
  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding and women’s health 
  • Vaccination, safety and security 
  • Procedural anxiety 

 

Children and young people

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and women’s health 

Vaccination, safety and security 

Procedural anxiety

  • This resource aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to recognise, manage and support individuals who are experiencing Procedural Anxiety during vaccination procedures. This resource may also be helpful for staff who are...

  • This resource aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to manage and support children and young people with procedural distress during vaccination procedures.

Vaccine Specific for COVID-19 Vaccinators
patient receiving vaccination

It is important to note that different COVID-19 vaccines may become available and that they will have different storage, dilution/reconstitution and administration requirements. You must be familiar with the specific recommendations for the COVID-19 vaccine you are delivering. 

You can find learning resources to support the development of vaccine specific knowledge in this section under the following headings: 

  • Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty®) COVID-19 Vaccine  
  • AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Vaxzevria®) 
  • Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine  (Spikevax®)
  • Third primary dose  
  • Booster programme 
  • Vaccination clinics 

You will also find version control logs that highlights any updates made to the resources. 

 


Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine  

Third primary dose

Booster programme

Vaccination clinics

Webinars
webinar

In this section you can access the latest webinar recordings and slides. 

Knowledge and skill check

Before you are able to undertake vaccination practice you need to demonstrate that you have achieved the required knowledge and skills. 

Some examples are given in the list below: 

  • Statutory and mandatory should be completed as specified by your employer including basic/paediatric life support and anaphylaxis appropriate to the age group you will be working with. This may also include additional sessions on infection prevention and control and sharps management 

  • Promoting effective immunisation practice (PEIP) - you will be prompted to login with your Turas account

  • Core Information (knowledge) learning resources relevant to your learning needs    

  • Vaccine specific (knowledge) relevant to the area you will be working 

  • Vaccine specific (practical) preparing a vaccine, IM injection technique and administration 

  • Other resources (knowledge) relevant to your learning needs for example procedural distress, vaccinating children and young people 

Self-declaration

The next step is to complete the self-declaration checklist.

How to use the tool 

Once you have completed the learning relevant to your role, download the self-declaration check list and indicate the resources that you have completed and then sign the self-declaration statement. 

Please note: vaccinators should ensure that you follow your local educational and clinical governance arrangements in relation to knowledge and proficiency (including clinical skills) to undertake vaccination. 

Supervision is recommended for all new vaccinators until both they, and their supervisor or trainer, feel confident that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to administer vaccines safely and competently.

Evaluation

Please complete the COVID-19 Training Evaluation for Vaccinators. We value your feedback as this helps improve services and resources offered by NES.