Annual Flu Update for Healthcare Professionals 7th Sept.


An interactive and informative workshop to update Health Professionals on the 2022/23 Influenza, Shingles and Pneumococcal vaccine policy.


Annual Flu Update for Healthcare Professionals

(include Covid-19, Pneumococcal and Shingles Update)

Wed.7th September 2022

North East Business Innovation Centre (BIC) Sunderland, Enterprise Park East, SR5 2TA

Duration: 4 hours

An interactive and informative workshop to ensure your knowledge stays up-to-date with changes in practice and guidelines.  The 2022/23 Influenza, Pneumococcal and Shingles vaccine policy is covered and an update on COVID-19 is included.

The workshop meet all the requirements for the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA formally Public Health England (PHE) ) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) guidelines.

Duration: 4 hours

Cost: £99. Includes all course materials and certificate of attendance

Who is the workshop for?

  • Practice Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Nursing Associates
  • Healthcare Support Workers
  • Healthcare Professionals who have completed the Fundamentals of Immunisation training (two-day course) or have experience in the administration of Influenza, Pneumococcal, Shingles and /or COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Anyone involved in planning and promoting the Influenza, Shingles, Pneumococcal and COVID-19 vaccine programme

 Aims and Objectives:

The aim of this workshop is to ensure that all Healthcare Workers, engaged in any aspect of the Influenza, Pneumococcal, Shingles and/or COVID-19 vaccination programme, are trained and equipped to:

  • Provide accurate and up-to-date information about the vaccine and the disease it prevents
  • Ensure that their practice is safe and effective
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate management of adverse reactions.

Course Content:

  •  Overview of current policy for Influenza; Pneumococcal, Shingles and COVID-19 vaccination programme
  • Vaccine Administration and Storage
  • Legal aspects including Consent, PSDs and PGDs
  • Anaphylaxis recognition and management
  • Strategies for increasing vaccine uptake in practice
  • Vaccine Hesitancy
  • Q&A session on commonly encountered problems in practice

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion of the workshop.

Additional information


9.30am – 1pm, 1.30pm – 5pm