Immunisation e-learning programme now live

Immunisation is a highly successful public health intervention, saving thousands of lives every year. To ensure ongoing public confidence in vaccines and a high vaccine uptake, it is vital that all those who advise on and/or administer immunisations are confident, knowledgeable and up to date.

This e-learning programme has been designed in line with the recommendations made in the Public Health England (PHE) National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training.

In recognition of the fact that immunisations are given in many different settings and service areas, this programme has been designed to be relevant to all healthcare practitioners with a role in immunisation.

It consists of seven knowledge sessions with accompanying assessments. It is recommended that those new to immunisation complete all seven sessions. Those with prior knowledge and experience in immunisation may wish to read through the relevant knowledge sessions for refresher training or undertake the assessment sessions to check on their knowledge.

The sessions cover:

  • National immunisation policy and programmes
  • Immunology
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • Communicating with patients and parents
  • Legal aspects
  • Vaccine storage
  • Vaccine administration

For more information about the e-learning programme and for details of how to access the programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/immunisation/

The e-learning programme is available via the e-LfH Hub and the Electronic Staff Record.

The programme has been developed by Health Education England, e-Learning for Healthcare, Public Health England, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Public Health Wales and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland.