COVID-19 vaccines have different handling and dosing requirements. Sites need to plan to reduce the risk of errors where multiple vaccines are available.

Safe practice policy: read first

With increasing numbers of COVID-19 vaccines available, all with different handling and dosing requirements, sites need to plan to reduce the risk of errors.

Additional resources

Good governance guidance when handling multiple COVID-19 vaccines

Six practice points will ensure good governance: right patient, right vaccine, right dose, right route, right time and right records

Summary of the key differences between COVID-19 vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccines differ in aspects including presentation, pack size, doses per vial, dilution, volume of injection, shelf life, and observation time

Nomenclature for COVID-19 Vaccines

Each COVID-19 Vaccine has different nomenclature specific to the vaccine and the context of use.

Minimising the risk of administration of the wrong COVID-19 vaccine

A series of steps will help sites separate multiple vaccines as much as possible throughout the vaccination process, from receipt through to administration

Checklist for safety briefing when using multiple COVID-19 vaccines

A suggested series of actions to check to promote safety when using multiple vaccines in a single vaccination site

Checklist for pharmaceutical oversight when using multiple COVID-19 vaccines

A suggested series of actions to check to promote pharmaceutical governance when using multiple vaccines in a single vaccination site

Checklists for setting-up and clearing down of COVID-19 vaccination stations

A suggested series of actions to check to set-up and clear down COVID-19 vaccination stations when switching between vaccines in a single vaccination site