Our advice summarises the legal mechanisms available, gives a priority order for the options, and advises on application to different professional groups.
COVID-19 vaccines have different handling and dosing requirements. Sites need to plan to reduce the risk of errors where multiple vaccines are available.
Resources underpinning pharmaceutical processes in PCNs for all vaccines
Resources underpinning pharmaceutical processes in Trusts and Vaccination Centres for all vaccines
Good medicines governance will ensure safe and secure handling. Sites should consider both general principles and the characteristics of each vaccine.
Maintaining the cold chain is vital to ensure vaccine efficacy. Excursions should be investigated appropriately, causes identified, and corrective action taken.
Answers to Medicines Optimisation questions common to all COVID-19 vaccines