Infection Prevention & Control precautions and PPE requirements when administering vaccines in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic (all intramuscular vaccines and intranasal influenza vaccine)
Administering vaccines to adults and children is a clean task with low intensity physical contact.
As regards the PPE required to administer vaccines, a surgical face mask is sufficient for staff to carry out this clinical activity, as per guidance from the Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (AMRIC) Division of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. This applies to all vaccines, including intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccine.
Please find more information at: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/primarycareguidance/adviceriskassessmentandmanagementofpatients/Guiding%20principles%20IPC%20GP.pdf
Note: Implement standard precautions with all patients at all times in particular hand hygiene and cough etiquette.
Please visit the HPSC website for up to date COVID 19 guidance information at https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/primarycareguidance/
This page was added on 28th September 2020