The resources contained within this section aim to help support those who are involved with vaccinating children and young people
Information for vaccinators
If you are new to vaccination practice you may find it useful to undertake the Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice programme for registered practitioners or for healthcare support workers. Those returning to vaccination practice may find the self-appraisal tool useful to find out what learning is most relevant to your level of knowledge and experience.
Vaccinators should ensure that they follow local educational and clinical governance arrangements in relation to knowledge and proficiency to undertake vaccination. Proficiency assessment documents are available to support your sign-off as a vaccinator
NOTE: For learning in relation to the specific vaccines that are offered to children and young people please access the vaccine specific learning. If you are new to COVID-19 vaccination practice you may find it useful to undertake the Core COVID-19 Vaccination eLearning
You can find learning resources to support the development of vaccine specific knowledge in this section under the following headings:
You will also find version control logs that highlights any updates made to the resources.
Vaccine specific learning resources are available to support practitioners vaccinating involved with the COVID-19 vaccination programme for at-risk children aged 6 months to 4 years:
This learning resource has been developed to help support healthcare practitioners vaccinating those aged 6 months to 4 years. Topics include gaining informed consent, and supporting children, their parents and carers at the vaccination appointment.
This eLearning resource has been developed using previously available content. The resource aims to help support healthcare practitioners vaccinating those aged 5-17 years. Topics include gaining informed consent, and supporting children, their parents and carers at the vaccination appointment.
Note: You will need to be signed in to your Turas account to view and access the following elearning modules.
Note: You will need to be signed in to your Turas account to view and access the elearning module.
This resource aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to help children and young people cope with vaccination procedures. NHS Inform has additional information available to help parents, children and young people as they prepare for their vaccine appointment and may attend with these, practitioners may find it useful to be aware of these resources.
To support practitioners a short video demonstrating correct intramuscular injection technique has been produced.
Please note: Informed consent and preparation of vaccine will not be covered in this video and practitioners should refer to other specific resources on these.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.
Transcripts of any videos within these resources are available on request.