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Fundamentals of Immunisation

The UK Health Security Agency and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health are running a Fundamentals of Immunisation course. This two-day intense theoretical course is designed for those new to a role in immunisation and is most suited to those who give or advise on a range of different vaccines.

The course comprises of a series of lectures from national immunisation experts and will provide delegates with the latest information on the range of topics included in the ‘Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training’. A basic level of prior immunisation knowledge and familiarity with the Green Book (Immunisation against infectious disease) will be assumed.

Date of event: 12th and 13th June 2024

Venue: UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health 30 Guilford Street London WC1N 1EH

Course fee: £200 for 2 days (£100 for one day)

The programme includes the following topics:
  • why immunisation matters
  • the scientific basis of national vaccine policy: designing, informing and monitoring immunisation programmes
  • immunology of immunisation
  • vaccine manufacture and vaccine trials
  • monitoring vaccine safety
  • current issues in vaccine preventable diseases
  • vaccine coverage data collections
  • legal issues including consent
  • practical issues: storage and administration
  • maximising immunisation uptake
  • talking with parents about immunisation


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