Resources for health and social care professionals

This page is designed to direct health and social care workers to resources needed for delivery of the vaccine programme. 

More information on this will be available here when it is confirmed. 

LeafletsUseful sources of information | Training resources |  Latest news | Health & Social Care professionals FAQ's


DL Leaflet -19 Vaccination A guide for adults: English | Welsh [Updated 8 Jan 2021]

DL Leaflet Covid-19 Vaccination A guide for adults: Bilingual [Updated 8 Jan 2021]

DL Leaflet Covid-19 Vaccination Protection for health and social care staff English | Welsh [Updated 8 Jan 2021] 

DL Leaflet Covid-19 Vaccination Protection for health and social care staff: Bilingual [Updated 8 Jan 2021]

A4 What to Expect After - bilingual 4pp (Digital)  [Updated 12 Dec]

A4 What to Expect After - bilingual 4pp (PRINT FRIENDLY)  [Updated 12 Dec]

DL Leaflet – Why do I have to wait: English | Welsh [Updated 12 Dec]

Useful sources of information

The Green Book – Immunisation against infectious disease

COVID-19: The Green Book, chapter 14a

Immunisation eLearning 

Resources to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme will be available soon to download and order from Public Health Wales Health Information Resources 

NHS Wales intranet only 

Note: The following pages may only be accessed from an NHS Wales site or computer.

Vaccine Preventable Diseases Programme (VPDP) home page

VPDP COVID-19 vaccination programme

VPDP immunisation e-Bulletin

VPDP - Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

COVID-19 Training resources  

Video: Dr Richard Roberts provides an overview on the evidence around extending the dose interval between first and second doses of Coronavirus vaccines



COVID-19 training resources

COVID-19 vaccines Q&A Presentation delivered via MS Teams [PHW, 6 January 2021] 

Recording of the COVID-19 Q&A delivered on 31 December 2020 Additional guidance published since the Q&A on the 31st December 2020:

Immunisation elearning:

  • COVID-19 Core knowledge
  • Vaccine specific: Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
  • Vaccine specific: AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 core knowledge training slide set (version 3) [PHE/PHW, 4 January 2020] 

COVID-19 Pfizer BioNTech vaccine specific training slide set (version 3) [PHE/PHW, 4 January 2021]

COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine specific training slide set (version 1) [PHE/PHW, 7 January 2021]

Training requirements by workforce group for COVID-19 vaccination programme (version 2) [PHW,12 January 2021]

COVID-19: vaccinator training recommendations [PHE, November 2020], [Updated 8 Dec, PHE] This guidance has approval for use in Wales

COVID-19 Vaccinator competency assessment tool [PHE, November 2020], [Updated 8 Dec, PHE] 

​It is important that all COVID-19 immunisers and or those who are providing COVID-19 immunisation advice familiarise themselves with the most up to date clinical evidence and guidance, this can be found in the following key documents: 

Video showing IM injection to an adult: Please note this video was filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic. The wearing of PPE is now recommended as per current guidance. [PHW, 12 January 2021]


COVID-19 template resources

Social care template COVID-19 vaccine invitation letters and consent forms developed by Public Health England [PHE, 29 Nov 2020]:

Residents in a care home (self)



Paper consent form for use when direct input on to the Welsh Immunisation System (WIS) is not possible:

C19 WIS paper back up consent form English / Welsh (PHW, December 2020)
C19 WIS paper consent group reference (PHW, December 2020)

PLEASE NOTE: The group reference paper should be used to record the correct ‘group’ option according to the specifics available on WIS (e.g. ethnic group, eligibility group, job role etc.). 


Health & Social Care professionals FAQ's 


Latest news