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Immunisation training resources and events



Training standards

Immunisation training - supporting a competent workforce

A high level of knowledge and a positive attitude to immunisation in healthcare practitioners are widely acknowledged as being important determinants in achieving and maintaining high vaccine uptake. It is therefore vital that immunisers are confident, knowledgeable and up to date. Good foundation training and regular updates must be provided and undertaken to achieve this, a recommendation also made by National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) working group on vaccine hesitancy.

The aim of the National Standards is to ensure consistency in the training provided across the country and to aid those responsible for providing training.


Training recommendations specific to the COVID-19 vaccination programme


Training recommendations specific to the flu vaccination programme 



Clinical competency documents

General immunisation competency tool

The immunisation knowledge and skills competency assessment tool is a competence framework to support the training and assessment of registered and non-registered health care workers who have a role in immunisations:


Healthcare support workers training resources and guidance



Immunisation eLearning

Online learning is provided by Public Health Wales Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme (VPDP) in partnership with the Workforce Information System (WfIS) Programme, shared services. This page offers support with getting started with eLearning and hosts immunisation eLearning modules developed by VPDP Public Health Wales, as well as National immunisation eLearning modules produced by eLearning for healthcare.


Vaccine specific training slide sets

The Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme (VPDP) are currently updating a number of the vaccine programme specific training slides.

UKHSA immunisations has training slides available to view. It is important to be aware of policy specific to NHS Wales when viewing these resources.

All Wales Maternity Record – Vaccinations in Pregnancy



Webinar Q&A – Current issues – slide set [17 June 2024] 
Webinar Q&A – Current issues – recording [17 June 2024] Training (

Webinar Q&A - MMR - slide set [28 February 2024] 
Webinar Q&A- MMR - recording [28 February 2024] Training (


Video resources

The British Society of Immunology (BSI) has useful information and resources available at: Connect on Coronavirus | British Society for Immunology

Vaccine administration training video This training video has been developed by PHW to support and supplement local immunisation training. This training resource should be used alongside the national minimum standards and core curriculum for immunisation training.

Video showing IM injection to an adult This video is a section of the above vaccine administration training video to highlight the correct vaccination technique when administering an IM injection to an adult. Please note this video was filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important for immunisers to follow current Infection prevention and control procedures.

Administration of FLUENZ™ TETRA Intranasal Video - NHS Education for Scotland NES); Public Health Scotland (PHS)

Get Immunised is a school based vaccination video. It is also available in Welsh at Cael Imiwneiddio.


Welsh Immunisation Conference

The Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme are planning the Welsh Immunisation Conference for 2024. The conference will take place on Wednesday 24th April 2024 in Cardiff, during World Immunisation Week. More information will be available here shortly.

Welsh Immunisation Conference 2024

Read about the 2023 Welsh Immunisation Conference. 

Motivational Interviewing technique training – having positive conversations to improve vaccine uptake. 


The Behavioural Science Unit in collaboration with VPDP, are planning a series of training events to support the development of skills in motivational interview technique.  

The initial taster session was held on 18 March 2024. The slides and recording of this session can be viewed here: Training (

Further face to face training sessions are currently being planned, information will be available here shortly.