CPD bites: Get ready for flu season

Flu season is fast approaching and in recent times it has never been so important to encourage people to get the flu vaccine.

We continue our series of learning activities aimed at helping you to refresh your knowledge of influenza and in particular some of the clinical aspects associated with the vaccination process.

1. True or false all but one of the influenza vaccines available in the UK are inactivated?

Question 1 of 10

2. True or false the flu vaccines can cause clinical influenza in those that are vaccinated?

Question 2 of 10

3. True or false when used in relation to vaccines the word attenuated means 'strengthened'?

Question 3 of 10

4. True or false most of the flu vaccines are prepared from viruses grown in embryonated hens' eggs?

Question 4 of 10

5. How long after immunisation with the flu vaccine are the protective immune responses achieved?

Question 5 of 10

6. True or false the flu vaccines should be stored between 2-8 degrees centigrade?

Question 6 of 10

7. True or false freezing the flu vaccines does not cause damage to the vaccines?

Question 7 of 10

8. True or false you should shake the vaccine before administration?

Question 8 of 10

9. True or false Fluenz® Tetra is supplied as a nasal spray suspension in a special applicator?

Question 9 of 10

10. True or false the inactivated influenza vaccines should normally be given into the anterolateral thigh in infants?

Question 10 of 10


 

References

The Green book of immunisation – chapter 19 influenza (publishing.service.gov.uk)

Do you know who should be offered the flu vaccine this year?

Flu season is fast approaching and in recent times it has never been so important to encourage people to get the flu vaccine.

We continue our series of learning activities aimed at helping you to refresh your knowledge of influenza and in particular some of the clinical aspects associated with the vaccination process.

Please go to Do you know who should be offered the flu vaccine this year? to view this quiz

References

The flu vaccination: who should have it and why – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Are you ready for flu vaccination season?

Flu season is fast approaching and in recent times it has never been so important to encourage people to get the flu vaccine.

Welcome to the first in a series of learning activities aimed at helping you to refresh your knowledge of influenza and in particular some of the clinical aspects associated with the vaccination process.

Please go to Are you ready for flu vaccination season? to view this quiz

References

The Green book of immunisation – chapter 19 influenza (publishing.service.gov.uk)

CPD bites: How much do you know about Chickenpox?

Before considering conducting a chickenpox vaccination service you must meet the required training standards set out in the Green Book in addition to completing this online learning module.

As a pharmacist giving advice on immunisation or administering vaccines you need to have specific training in immunisation. This includes the topic of anaphylaxis. You need to be able to recognise anaphylaxis and treat it. This includes the recognition and treatment of anaphylaxis. As with other clinical areas within which you are practising the responsibility to keep your knowledge and skills up to date is yours. (1)

Learning objectives for this module include the following:

  • Learn about the signs and symptoms of Chickenpox.
  • Find out what post-exposure prophylaxis is.
  • Lean about Human Varicella Zoster Immunoglobulin.
  • Learn about the clinical particulars of the vaccines available for Chickenpox.


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References

  1. Immunisation procedures, The Green Book chapter 4 available here Green-Book-Chapter-4.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk) [accessed 25.6.2021]

CPD bites: Are you up to speed with Chickenpox transmission?

Varicella is transmitted by direct person to person contact and by droplet spread. As a pharmacist it is important to understand the detail around how transmission occurs. This bitesize activity is focussed on highlighting some of the key points in this area.

Please go to CPD bites: Are you up to speed with Chickenpox transmission? to view this quiz

Can you spot the signs and symptoms of Chickenpox?

Chickenpox, also called varicella, is a common and highly infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus.

This CPD challenge examines your knowledge of the signs and symptoms of the disease.

Good luck.

Please go to Can you spot the signs and symptoms of Chickenpox? to view this quiz