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We will keep you up to date on what is new or information that relates to workforce education for the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

Previous updates and information are available by month and year:

26th April 2022

Updated guidance from PHS on “Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status” was published on 17th March 2022.

The general principles include the following:

·       Unless there is a documented or reliable verbal vaccine history, individuals should be assumed to be unimmunised and a full course of immunisations planned.

·       Individuals coming to the UK part way through their immunisation schedule should be transferred onto the UK schedule and immunised as appropriate for age.

·       If the primary course has been started but not completed, resume the course – no need to repeat doses or restart course.

·       Plan catch-up immunisation schedule with minimum number of visits and within a minimum possible timescale – aim to protect the individual in the shortest time possible.

Practitioners should refer to the guidance for more detail.

4th March 2022

New Resource - Spring booster campaign 2022

A JCVI statement on COVID-19 vaccination in 2022 was published on 21st February 2022.

To support this statement a new resource is now available to equip practitioners with the knowledge and understanding to support the safe and effective offer of a spring booster dose of COVID-19 Vaccine, to those individuals at higher risk of severe COVID-19.

Practitioners should refer to the recently updated Green Book Chapter 14a

16th February 2022

16th February 2022: JCVI statement on vaccination of children aged 5-11 years old

JCVI statement on vaccination of children aged 5-11 years old was published on 16th February 2022. The learning resources on these pages will be reviewed and updated as appropriate to reflect this guidance in due course.

28th January 2022

COVID-19 vaccination : Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty®) vaccine: comparison of available presentations

New resource now available to help support healthcare practitioners. Comparsion poster of available presentations for Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty®) Vaccine: (5-11 years and 12 years and older).

27th January 2022

WEBINAR 18th January 2022 - COVID-19 vaccination programme update [18th January 2022]

Update for healthcare practitioners in relation to the COVID-19 vaccination programme, focussing on current guidance and recommendations relating to the booster vaccinations for 12-17 year olds, Covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy and the extension of programme to include vaccinating children and young people 5-11 year olds

Please use the link below to access this webinar as well as previous webinars relation the the Covid-19 Vaccination programme

Webinars | Turas | Learn (nhs.scot)

21st January 2022

Vaccinating children and young people 5-11 years - Communication and Informed Consent Resource 5-11 yrs

New resource now available to help support healthcare practitioners to gain the knowledge and skills required to administer vaccines to those aged 5-11 years in accordance with guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs)

21st January 2022

GBC Update

The GBC 14a, COVID-19 was updated on 12th January 2022. The changes are outlined below;

  • Updated background to include latest data on vaccine effectiveness and booster safety
  • Clarified and corrected chronology of booster advice
  • Clarified clinical advice about vaccination of 5 to 11 year olds at high risk: interchangeability of adult, fractional and paediatric doses
  • Management of 5 to 11s who are about to become immunosuppressed
  • Advice on third primary doses for severe immunosuppression, including updated definitions for severe immunosuppression for younger children

The following learning resources have been updated to reflect these changes and were published on Friday 21st January 2022.

  • Third primary Dose COVID-19 Vaccine  
  • COVID 19 Vaccination Children and Young People Key Recommendations
  • COVID-19 Booster
  • Moderna learning resource
  • AstraZeneca learning resource
  • Pfizer - BioNTech learning resource

Practitioners should refer to the recently updated Green Book Chapter 14a

 

14th January 2022

Vaccinating children and young people 5-11 years

New resource now available to support healthcare practitioners with the knowledge to support safe and effective administration of Comirnaty® 10 micrograms/dose (COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine, Pfizer/BioNTech).

12th January 2022

GBC Update

The GBC 14a, COVID-19 was updated on 12th January. The changes are outlined below;

  • Updated background to include latest data on vaccine effectiveness and booster safety
  • Clarified and corrected chronology of booster advice
  • Clarified clinical advice about vaccination of 5 to 11 year olds at high risk: interchangeability of adult, fractional and paediatric doses
  • Management of 5 to 11s who are about to become immunosuppressed
  • Advice on third primary doses for severe immunosuppression, including updated definitions for severe immunosuppression for younger children

The workforce education resources contained within the COVID-19 vaccination programme pages will be updated as appropriate in due course, in the meantime practitioners should refer to the above statement and the Green Book Chapter 14a