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The Administration of Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Training Course enables pharmacists to competently and safely administer the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine. 

The certificate for the Administration of Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Training Course is valid for two years.

The programme is a self-directed fully online training programme which may take approximately two hours to complete.

You must be logged in to book a place on this course. 

In advance of administering the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide 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: PSI website

On successful completion of this programme participants should be able to competently and safely:

  • Respond to, and prepare for, a request for pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination in the pharmacy setting
  • Perform relevant assessment of patients in order to administer the correct medicine
  • Administer pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine to adults