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Queensland COVID-19 Vaccination and Influenza Vaccination Training

Queensland COVID-19 Vaccination and Influenza Vaccination Training

PLEASE NOTE: The influenza training requirements are specific  for workers of declared providers who are administering/preparing/receiving influenza vaccine under the Emergency Order – Public Health Emergency – Pandemic Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – COVID-19 Vaccination Service Providers – COVID-19 Vaccine and Influenza Vaccine, (Emergency Order) (PDF 298 kB).

Workers who are NOT operating under the emergency order or for a declared provider of the COVID-19 Vaccination program must adhere to their profession specific immunisation training requirements.

All workers for Queensland Government controlled COVID-19 vaccination services must complete the mandatory training requirements relevant to their role detailed in the Queensland COVID-19 Vaccination and Influenza Vaccination Training Matrix (PDF 987 kB).

The training matrix specifies the training required of each work role involved in the vaccination process. All workers must comply with the requirements outlined in the matrix when providing COVID-19 vaccination and influenza vaccination under the Emergency Order – Public Health Emergency – Pandemic Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – COVID-19 Vaccination Service Providers – COVID-19 Vaccine and Influenza Vaccine, (Emergency Order) (PDF 298 kB) .

More information is available under Queensland Health’s COVID-19 vaccination services policies and plans.

Evidence of training completion

Each worker is required to submit evidence of training completion as directed by their facility or Hospital and Health Service. The Queensland COVID-19 Vaccination and Influenza Vaccination Training Matrix (PDF 987 kB) can be used to record training completion evidence.

Declared providers must keep a register of all training completed by their workers and provide a copy to the chief executive of Queensland Health if requested.

COVID vaccine training information 5- 11 year old’s

An education resource and video have been developed to assist staff working with 5-11 year old’s in Queensland Government controlled COVID-19 vaccination services.

The resources provide guidance and examples of theoretical principles for COVID-19 vaccination in the context of the paediatric 5-11-year-old cohort and includes principles on:

  • communication with children 5 years and older
  • consent in the paediatric cohort
  • distraction and therapeutic hold in the child/young person
  • Paediatric Basic Life Support (BLS) principles

COVID-19 Vaccination Education Resource 5-11 year olds

COVID-19 Vaccination Video Resource 5-11 year olds

Preparation of vaccine for administration to a patient

It is noted that there is some variation in the advice provided in the Commonwealth COVID-19 vaccine training module for Multi-dose vials and the Pfizer and Astra Zeneca Information Sheets with respect to the preparation of the vaccines. Models of vaccine preparation for administration to a patient will vary dependent on the service model and location, and the particular vaccine being prepared. In the particular and unique circumstances of the pandemic it is acceptable that a process involving recapping of needles is used even where this may not be consistent with existing health service instructions, policies and procedures. Regardless of the preparation model used (i.e. recapping or not), the core principles of maintaining aseptic preparation of vaccine for administration to a patient must be adhered to. In addition, workplace health and safety principles to reduce the risk of needle stick injury to workers should be followed (for example, use of scoop technique and/or needle cap holder).

Last updated: 23 May 2022