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This section contains additional learning to help support vaccinators; the relevance of the topics to you will depend upon your previous experience and your area of practice. Topics include pregnancy, breastfeeding and women’s health, 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

Vaccinating Children and Young People
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Women’s Health

Vaccination, Safety and Security

Person-Centered Care
  • 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. NHS Inform has additional information available to help parents,...

NES Person-centred care zone

Person-centred resources here you will find resources to support the improvement of care experience and staff experience.  This includes sensory impairment and involving people.

Supporting and guiding someone with sight loss

Improving confidence in vaccines

What healthcare practitioners say and how they interact with patients and caregivers can strongly influence vaccine acceptance. This resource is designed to support registered healthcare practitioners in discussing vaccination with patients, carers and parents. 

Improving confidence  in vaccines A Guide to Framing Conversations Information can be found here (PDF April 2020)

Vaccination clinic information & posters
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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 to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.

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