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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. 

 
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Leaflets

COVID-19 Vaccination-Waiting after COVID-19 vaccination A4 Leaflet v1 English | Welsh | Bilingual [Added 16 December 2021]

COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule Infographic English | Welsh  [Added 13 April 2022]

COVID-19 vaccination A guide to the COVID-19 booster vaccination DL leaflet V3  English | Welsh | Bilingual [Added 22 March 2022] 

COVID-19 vaccination A guide for people with a severely weakened immune system DL leaflet v2 bilingual [Added 15 December 2021] *currently being updated*

COVID-19 vaccination Worried about having your second dose of AstraZeneca? Version - 1 July 2021 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 DL leaflet V5: Bilingual [Updated 7 March 2022]

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination V6: Bilingual [DL leaflet updated 15 December 2021]

Clinical Conversation Script V17 Bilingual  [Updated 18 February 2022] 

Information sheet for individuals who have been incorrectly invited for a COVID-19 spring booster A4 text v1 - English | Welsh [Added 20 May 2022]

Script to support conversations with people who have been incorrectly invited for a COVID-19 spring booster v1 - English | Welsh [Added 20 May 2022]

 

Children and young people’s leaflets

COVID-19 vaccination - A guide for parents of children and young people aged five to 17 DL Leaflet Version 1 English | WelshBilingual

COVID-19 vaccination - A guide for children and young people aged 12 to 15 years DL leaflet V4a | Bilingual

COVID-19 vaccination - A guide for young people aged 16 to 17 years DL leaflet V2a | Bilingual

COVID-19 vaccination What to expect after your child’s COVID-19 vaccination - advice for parents of children aged 5 to 11 years of age Version 1a English | Welsh | Bilingual [Added 23 May 2022]

WIS accompaniment letter for parents and children age 12-15 years English | Welsh [Added 4 October 2021] 

COVID-19 vaccination For children and young people aged 12 to 15 years- Simple text Version 2 English | Welsh [Added 30 Sep 2021]  *currently being updated*

COVID-19 vaccination What to expect after – advice for children and young people V2 Bilingual [Added 21 December 2021] *currently being updated*

 

Age-appropriate resources for 5-11 year olds

 

COVID-19 vaccination: a comic-strip guide for 5-7 year olds English | Welsh

COVID-19 vaccination: a comic-strip guide for 5-7 year olds (black and white) English | Welsh

COVID-19 vaccination: a comic-strip guide for 7-11 year olds English | Welsh

COVID-19 vaccination: a comic-strip guide for 7-11 year olds (black and white) English | Welsh

COVID-19 vaccination: a video guide for 5-7 year olds English | Welsh

COVID-19 vaccination: a video guide for 7-11 year olds English | Welsh

Pregnancy 

Make Every Contact Count: Pregnancy COVID-19 Vaccination - The Facts for Health Care Professionals [MBRRACE-UK, 24 Dec 2021]

Information and decision aid to support women make an informed choice about COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy:  English | Welsh  [Uploaded 16 December 2021] 

COVID-19 vaccination A guide for all women who are planning a pregnancy, or who are pregnant or breastfeeding Bilingual Leaflet English and Welsh [January 2022]  

Infographic - Key information on COVID-19 in Pregnancy UKOSS, December 2021  English  | Welsh   [Added 22 December 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 

Vaccination programmes – current issues: Q&A session
 

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Booster Programme slides [HPS, PHW March 2022]

Distraction techniques to minimise a child's anxiety during vaccination English| Welsh [NHS EI Workforce & Training work stream of the national COVID-19 Vaccination programme v1 4 Jan 2022]

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Guidance for Clinical Leads on adapting the vaccination environment for children [NHS EI Workforce & Training work stream of the national COVID-19 Vaccination programme V1 December 2021]

Previous Q&A webinars

A live Q&A session was delivered on 13th January 2022, outlining the recent JCVI statement recommending COVID-19 vaccination to children and young people aged 5-11 years with risk factors, including recommendations on boosters in those aged 12-17 years. The slides can be viewed here.

A live Q&A session was delivered on 21st December 2021, outlining the temporary suspension of the 15 minute observation period after a mRNA vaccine and the latest evidence on SARs-CoV-2 & the COVID-19 vaccination programme in pregnant women. The slides can be viewed here

A live Q&A session was delivered on December 2nd outlining the recent JCVI announcements recommending changes to the COVID-19 vaccination programme in response to the Omicron variant. This session also included detailed information on the use of the Vanishpoint® syringes for the reconstitution of Comirnaty® (Pfizer BioNTech) vaccine. The slides can be viewed here.

A live Q&A session outlining current issues in vaccination programmes was delivered on October 20th, The slides can be viewed here.

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

Guidance for the workforce to support vaccination of 5-11 year olds:

A guidance document for the workforce to support the vaccination of 5-11 year olds, this document can be viewedhere.

This guidance is based on an NHS Phase 3 planning document (V6 4 January 2022) which can be viewed here. The guidance document has been amended for use in Wales and has been approved by Welsh Government. [VPDP, PHW, updated March 2022] 

COVID-19 vaccination programme training slides for vaccinating children and young people aged 5-11 years. Click here to download. [HPS, PHW March 2022]

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 Vaccination Programme: Vaccination of Children and Young People Aged 12 to 17 years Key recommendations (NHS Scotland/PHW, 07 February 2022 – version 3) 

COVID-19  Immunisation elearning:

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

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

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] **Currently being updated**

Training resources for the new combined retractable safety needle and syringe, for the dilution of Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID -19 vaccine.

Key training points for COVID-19 vaccine dilution. The training videos show immunisers wearing gloves and sleeves being worn below the elbow, this is not in line with Infection Prevention and Control guidance and these practices are not recommended in NHS Wales.

COVID-19 Astra Zeneca vaccine specific training slide set (version 6) [PHE/PHW, 23 September 2021] **Currently being updated**

Moderna Spikevax® COVID-19 Vaccine specific training slide set (version 4)  [PHE/PHW, 22 September 2021] **Currently being updated**

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

 COVID-19 vaccination: vaccine product information poster: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-vaccine-product-information-poster [UKHSA, Feburary 2022] 

Training recommendations for COVID-19 vaccinators – Updated by UK Health Security Agency (previously Public Health England) 4 October 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinator competency assessment tool [Public health England (now known as UKHSA March 2021)]

​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 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: 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]

 

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)

Attorney

Relatives

A template consent form for children and young people [PHW, 17 January 2022 17  January 2002]

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.). 

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