This page is designed to direct health and social care workers to resources needed for delivery of the vaccine programme.
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 Worried about having your second dose of AstraZeneca? A4 Leaflet Bilingual [Added 12 July 2021]
COVID-19 Vaccination A Guide for Adults Large Print V4 bilingual [Updated 9 June 2021]
Clinical Conversation Script V14 Bilingual [Updated 7 July 2021]
Resources to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme will be available soon to download and order from Public Health Wales Health Information Resources
Note: The following pages may only be accessed from an NHS Wales site or computer.
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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/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]
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:
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: https://learn.nes.nhs.scot/41965/immunisation/covid-19-vaccination-programme/registered-healthcare-practitioners/preparation-of-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine [HPS, April 2021]
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, storage, Handling and administration training video: goto.az/covid-19admin.This 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: https://www.immunology.org/coronavirus/connect-coronavirus-webinars/immunology-covid-19-vaccines-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:
https://www.cvdvaccine.co.uk/ [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]
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:
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.).