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Vaccine Injection Technique - Pharmacists Play A Key Role In Administration

Vaccine injection technique training has become an incredibly important and sought after activity in pharmacies up and down the UK. This, however, wasn't always the case and in some places across the world, a number of countries still do not offer this vaccine injection service. So what's the benefit of providing a vaccine injection service?

Flu vaccination training for pharmacists in a private setting is something which has been routine in the USA and Australia for quite some time, but it was only recently that pharmacies in the UK were allowed to provide this service. Because so many people suffering with the flu were more likely to be in contact with their pharmacists instead of their GPs, flu jab injections were rolled out to private pharmacies. Many believe that pharmacists should actually be involved in delivering vaccine injections for all illnesses that can strike people in the UK. It is likely that this will become the case in the future. Right now, many commercial pharmacies offer vaccine immunisation and protection against the flu and pneumonia – both of which are particularly affecting those who are 65 – as well as travel vaccinations for those going abroad. Because of this, it's important that your pharmacy staff be given full medical training in vaccine injection, technique and administration. In order to even perform such an injection, pharmacy staff must have had face-to-face vaccine injection training – which needs to be refreshed every two years with more face-to-face training. It's a win-win situation; it offers pharmacies a new commercial income stream, allows them to reach out to their local communities and increases vaccine injection immunisation rates.

So don't fall behind – make sure your entire staff has had its initial vaccine injection technique training or its refresher before the busy flu vaccine seasons hit. ECG is here to help with a number of face-to-face courses currently running across the UK. To see about booking places on our professional vaccine course, just visit http://ecgtraining.co.uk/, call 0845 423 8993 or email enquiries@ecgtraining.co.uk.