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Flu Course For Vaccination Training

Flu course options for vaccination training is something that every pharmacist should consider. Not only does it bring financial benefits to a pharmacy, as well as increase the uptake of vaccinations by the general public, it's a great way to provide a service to the local community.

Over the past couple of years, private pharmacies have been offering flu vaccinations after the NHS invited pharmacies to contract for the service. This has led to a wide-spread proliferation of vaccinations being offered in pharmacies up and down the country. Traditionally, these vaccinations were performed by GPs; however, strains on the NHS and doctors saw the government turn to the private sector for help in providing this service. These vaccinations generally target those who are most vulnerable – such as patients over 65, those in pregnancy and adults that are within 'at risk' groups. While many GPs were initially concerned by the move, the stats since then have shown that uptake of vaccinations has increased. This is due to people being more likely to visit their local pharmacy rather than their GP – particularly those in the aforementioned vulnerable groups. So if your pharmacy has not yet tried to take up this service, it may be worthwhile ensuring you and your staff receive flu vaccination training. It can only encourage more people to come to your pharmacy and demonstrate to customers that you are keeping up-to-date with current medical training.

ECG offer training in a vaccination flu course – either via face-to-face or online. If you and your staff are learning this skill for the first time, then you must receive face-to-face training. However, if you are just looking to refresh vaccination skills, then the online theory course will suffice. To find out more about our courses, visit http://ecgtraining.co.uk/, email us via enquiries@ecgtraining.co.uk or give us a call on 0845 423 8993.