The Administration of Influenza Vaccine Training Programme enables pharmacists to competently and safely administer the influenza vaccination in the pharmacy setting.
The Administration of Influenza Vaccine Training Programme is valid only for the influenza season to which it relates and therefore must be completed for each season in which the pharmacist intends to administer the influenza vaccination. Pharmacists require a certificate of completion for this training course and must satisfy the other training requirements as outlined by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland if they wish to administer the influenza vaccination during the 2020/2021 influenza season.
The programme is a self-directed fully online training programme which will take approximately two hours to complete.
You must be logged in to book a place on this course.
In advance of administering the Influenza Vaccine pharmacists should review the PSI training requirements to ensure they have completed all the required training programmes to administer this vaccine. The PSI training requirements can be viewed here: https://www.thepsi.ie/gns/education/Training_for_Pharmacists.aspx
On successful completion of this programme pharmacists should be able to competently and safely:
- Respond to, and prepare for, a request for influenza vaccination in the pharmacy setting
- Perform relevant assessment of patients in order to administer the correct medicine
- Administer influenza vaccine to adults and children (aged 6 months and over)