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Training Requirements for Flu Vaccination 2021/22

FLU TRAINING REQUIREMENTS 2021/22

The flu training requirements for 21/22 have been agreed and are as follows:
 
  • ALL VACCINATORS:
    • Annual BLS Training (on a rolling 12 month basis). BLS Training can either be provided by a private provider or will be available through HEIW. The move to annual BLS is to bring community pharmacy in line with other healthcare professionals who are required to undertake annual BLS training.
There will be 2 components of the annual BLS training:
  • Online Training package
  • Face to face assessment (however this will not be introduced as a requirement until 22/23 except for vaccinators who are new to flu in 21/22 or did not provide vaccinations in 20/21 (exception would be those who did not provide vaccinations in 20/21 but did still maintain their competency in BLS by completing an annual refresher in that year)

 
  • EXPERIENCED VACCINATORS (who have provided vaccinations in 2020/21):
    • Annual BLS training as above (for 21/22 this will only require online training package)
    • No requirement to attend any vaccinator refresher training
    • Experienced vaccinators will be required to complete the annual update either provided by their private provider (accredited by HEIW) or the Flu Two module provided by Public Health Wales and complete a self-declaration on competency
 
  • NEW OR RETURNING VACCINATORS (did not provide vaccinations in 2020/21):
    • Annual BLS training as above (BOTH online training and face to face assessment of BLS are required)
    • If wishing to provide a private and NHS service – access training through an accredited private provider (private provider can also provide the BLS component)
    • If wishing to only provide an NHS service - Complete the Flu Two model (new to vaccination option) and attend a face to face competency assessment provided by HEIW