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Immunisation & Vaccination Refresher Workshop


This  course is in accordance with the National Minimum Standards  for flu vaccination/immunisation training. An intensive one day refresher workshop combining both theory and practicals.

NB: you can only enrol if you have attended the 2or 3 days vaccination programme in the past and you are due for an update. Evidence will be required before you can sign up on this refresher course.


  • Current issues and controversies regarding immunisation
  • Communication with patients and parents
  • Medicines management – Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Strategies for improving immunisation rates
  • The professional and legal issues relating to vaccination programmes.
  • Issues surrounding consent and restraint when vaccinating children.
  • The importance of proper vaccine storage and handling.
  • The immune system and how vaccines work
  • Identify vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • The different types of vaccines used and their composition
  • How to prepare for immunisation and support patients.
  • Identify an appropriate anatomical site for vaccination in adults and children.
  • Safely perform a vaccination following a period of supervised practice and assessment of competency.
  • Identify complications associated with vaccination.
  • The pathophysiology and triggers of anaphylaxis, and management.
  • Identify the early signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and how to manage this emergency condition.


Upon completion delegates will receive certificate of attendance.NB: Competency must be achieved within the workplace within 6 months of attending the course.We are unable to organise any voluntary work in hospitals for you to gain further experience. You will have to arrange this yourself.