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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. 

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COVID-19 vaccination A guide to the COVID-19 booster vaccination A4 text only leaflet v1  English | Welsh [Added 21 Sep 2021]

COVID-19 vaccination A guide for children and young people aged 12-17- Text only leaflet  English | Welsh  [Added 17 Sep 2021] 

COVID-19 vaccination: A guide for people with a severely weakened immune system A4 text only leaflet v1 English | Welsh [PHW 15 September 2021]

COVID-19 vaccination: For children and young people aged 12 to 15 with underlying health conditions -  Simple text A5 leaflet V1 English | Welsh [Added 20 Aug 2021]  (this resource is in the process of being updated)

COVID-19 vaccination What to expect after – advice for children and young people v1 English | Welsh [Added 20 Aug 2021] 

COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy leaflet - English | Welsh [Added 26 May 20201]

COVID-19 vaccination Worried about having your second dose of AstraZeneca? A4 Leaflet Bilingual [Added 12 July 2021]

COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting Information about your vaccination V3 English | Welsh | Bilingual [Updated 26 May 2021]

COVID-19 Vaccination A Guide for Adults Large Print V4 bilingual [Updated 9 June 2021]

DL Leaflet Covid-19 Vaccination A guide for adults: English | Welsh V4 [Updated 17 May 2021]

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination v5: English | Welsh [Updated 30 June 2021]

Clinical Conversation Script V14 Bilingual [Updated 7 July 2021] 

Information and decision aid to support women make an informed choice about COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy: English [20 July 2021] / Welsh [Updated on 13 Aug 2021]

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  


COVID-19 training resources

Guidance for workforce to support vaccination of 12-15 year olds:
A guidance document has been developed by PHW for the workforce to support the vaccination of 12-15 year olds, this document can be viewed **here**.
This guidance is based on an NHS Phase 3 planning document which can be viewed **here**. 
The guidance document has been amended for use in Wales and has been approved for use in NHS Wales by Welsh Government. [VPDP,PHW September 2021]

COVID-19  Immunisation elearning:

The COVID-19 e-learning modules are being reviewed and updated by Public Health England when necessary.

A live Q&A session was delivered on September 17th, outlining the recent updates to the COVID-19 vaccination programme. The slides can be viewed **here**

A live Q&A session was delivered on August 17th outlining the COVID-19 vaccination programme for pregnant women. The slides can be viewed here

COVID-19 core knowledge training slide set (version 5) [PHE/PHW. 17 May 2021]

Consent - COVID-19 core curriculum [PHE/PHW , 25 August 2021]

Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty®) COVID-19 mRNA vaccine specific training slide set (version 8) [PHE/PHW, 23 September 2021]

COVID-19 Pfizer BioNTech vaccine specific slide set (version 7) [PHE/PHW, 12 August 2021]

COVID-19 Astra Zeneca vaccine specific training slide set (version 5) [PHE/PHW ,13 July 2021]

COVID-19 Moderna vaccine specific training slide set (version 3) [PHE/PHW, 29 June 2021]

Administration Guide: COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca v1 (AstraZeneca 27 January 2021)

Public Health England have produced a COVID-19 vaccination: vaccine product information poster: [Public Health England, 20, February, 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] 

‚ÄčIt 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 resources:

NHS Education for Scotland (HPS) have produced a video showing the preparation of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This 5 minute video is designed to support vaccinators with the preparation of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: [HPS, April 2021]

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, storage, Handling and administration training video: is a non-promotional, educational video hosted by AstraZeneca UK. [AstraZeneca, February 2021]

The British Society of Immunology (BSI) are hosting a series of webinars in their series Connect on Coronavirus. This is a link to a webinar hosted on the 2nd February – The immunology of COVID-19 vaccines: a webinar for Healthcare workers:

Video and poster outlining the correct handling and preparation of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, these resources are available to view here: [Pfizer Limited, January 2021]

Video showing IM injection to an adult: Please note that this video shows the administration of a flu vaccine not a COVID-19 vaccine, however the aim of this resource is to illustrate good intramuscular technique. 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)



A template consent form for children and young people has been developed by PHW [PHW, 16 September 2021]

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 v2 English / Welsh (PHW, **June 2021**)
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 

COVID-19 vaccination Protection for health and social care staff


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