CoviThis page is designed to direct health and social care workers to resources needed for delivery of the vaccine programme.
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: Bilingual [Updated 8 Jan 2021]
Clinical Conversation Script large print V8 Bilingual
Clinical Conversation Script – Easy read: Bilingual [9 March 2021]
Information and decision aid to support women make a personal informed choice about whether to accept a COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy, in discussion with a HCP (RCOG Feb 2021): English / Welsh [23 March 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.
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 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 4) [PHE/PHW. 3 March 2021]
COVID-19 Pfizer BioNTech vaccine specific training slide set (version 4) [PHE/PHW, 3 March 2021]
COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine specific training slide set (version 2) [PHE/PHW, 3 March 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:
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)
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.).