A few tips to help minimise the risk of needlestick injuries, we have written these for Pharmacists who do not vaccinate regularly or who maybe have become complacent – it’s all too easy to sustain a needlestick injury so we hope these help:
This year has been an amazing success for community pharmacists delivering flu vaccinations. With over 1 million vaccinations administered by nearly 9,400 contractors, that’s over 100 per pharmacy!
Each year ECG has trained more and more Pharmacists in vaccine training. The feedback we receive is excellent and our trainers are very committed to delivery a high standard of training.
We hope that our HQ and Clinical Team equally support this service offered to a very wide range of clients now. This year it looks like we will be training around 10,000 Pharmacists. That’s great!
We asked Dipen from Pharmaplus Ltd to comment on their experience of using our services over the past 4 years, this is what he said:
This week I returned to the world of delivering a Vaccine Training session for ECG. Having been on maternity leave for the last year and returning to work in recent weeks in the ECG office as a Clinical Advisor, it was brilliant to return to being hands on for the day in a training session. So here is a bit of an insight into the role of the vaccine trainer.
With the last flu vaccination campaign now over, as a community pharmacist you will no doubt be thinking ahead to next season…reflecting on how well you did and what you might do differently for the next campaign.
It gets a bit more complicated when you move from providing flu vaccines to travel vaccines, on our courses we will always cover how to do this, but it takes practise! Some vaccines are supplied in a pre-filled syringe, others need to be reconstituted before use. Vaccines should be reconstituted when required, not in advance of an immunisation session, to avoid errors and maintain vaccine efficacy and stability