This page is designed to direct health and social care workers to resources needed for delivery of the vaccine programme.
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: 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]
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 – advice for children and young people V2 Bilingual [Added 21 December 2021] *currently being updated*
Make Every Contact Count: Pregnancy COVID-19 Vaccination - The Facts for Health Care Professionals [MBRRACE-UK, 24 Dec 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]
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.
COVID-19 Vaccination Booster Programme slides [HPS, PHW March 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 viewed here.
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**
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:
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 [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:
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.).