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A guide to … administering vaccines

A guide to … administering vaccines

Basic care

Laura Craig
Immunisation Nurse Specialist
Immunisation Hepatitis and Blood Safety Department
Health Protection Agency

Delivering vaccines is an important part of the day-to-day work of the primary care nurse so a detailed procedure should be followed to avoid errors

When administering vaccines it is important to think about how they should be prepared and the choice of injection site, route and needle length. These factors should be considered carefully, as each one can affect both the immune response to the vaccine and the risk of local reactions.

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