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Vaccination Training - Who Should Be Trained To Vaccinate?

Vaccination training is just one part of general medical training, but it is an important one. There are many different roles that require people who know how to carry out vaccinations safely and professionally. These include various types of nurses such as district nurses, A&E nurses, dental nurses and those working in care and residential homes. GPs and other doctors also need to know how to carry out vaccinations; and even pharmacists will benefit. It is not simply a question of sticking a needle into someone’s skin and pushing the plunger on a syringe; there is much more to it, and this is what can be learned on a good vaccination course.

Is A Vaccination Course An Essential Part Of Medical Training?

For a medical professional, taking part in vaccination training or flu vaccination training is an essential requirement for their day-to-day work. The idea of immunity through exposure to a disease has been around for thousands of years. It was in Ancient Greece in 429BC that a historian named Thucydides first deduced that anyone who survived contracting the ‘plague’ which was rampant in Athens at the time would not go on to catch it again. He realised that the body could learn to defend itself. But it wasn’t until 900AD when the Chinese first put vaccination in a primitive form into practice. The vaccination course has been an invaluable part of medicine ever since. Advances in the field over the last 50 years have meant that diseases that used to be incurable and/ or potentially fatal can now be prevented. Vaccinations are therefore essential in helping avert the contraction and transmission of such illnesses. There are many times when vaccination is required. These might include routine vaccinations for children as they grow to prevent childhood diseases which can cause disability or worse, such as diphtheria and measles. Another example is flu vaccine for the elderly and children, and for those with pre-existing health conditions such as asthma and diabetes that make them more vulnerable than the general population. But to keep up with the demand for vaccination, we need professionals with the right qualifications to offer this life-saving treatment. A good quality vaccine training course will give those who take part in it the best advice and information, and keep them up-to-date with modern practices.

A Growing Field - Vaccination Training For Pharmacists

Vaccination training for pharmacists is becoming an increasingly important part of medical training. Why? The world is becoming a global village: people are now travelling further afield and more frequently than ever, whether for holidays or work. Immunisation before travelling to certain parts of the world is essential in helping prevent the spread of disease. When travelling, it is entirely possible to come into contact with diseases that are not prevalent in your home country. Pharmacist vaccination training in identifying and managing the risks helps ensure travellers’ safety in this respect. There are many different types of vaccine that might be needed – for instance, the yellow fever vaccine is needed for certain African countries, or if journeying to Central or South America. Vaccine training keeps healthcare professionals up to speed with the latest recommendations for what’s needed before individuals travel. Vaccines may also need to be administered at precisely prescribed intervals before departure, some of them involving more than one dose at timed intervals. This is so that they have enough time to begin to work effectively on the immune system. Failure to get the right vaccinations at the right time means at best, the traveller is prevented from entering their destination country. At worst, there is a risk of contracting life threatening conditions. Ensuring pharmacists and other practitioners have been on vaccination courses that include travel vaccinations allows your GP practice or travel clinic to provide the right advice and immunisation for safe travel. Speak to the experts at ECG if you feel that such training would benefit your organisation.

Vaccination Training With ECG

If you need the best and most competitive vaccination training to add to your medical training records, come to ECG. We have many years of experience in the medical training field, and can offer a wide variety of different courses to suit your needs. Our website (http://ecgtraining.co.uk/) sets out everything you need to know about our excellent and well-regarded courses, and if you would like to discuss anything further, including bespoke training options, please do get in touch. Contact us on either 0845 423 8993 or enquiries@ecgtraining.co.uk to speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable team members.