Prison Health: Vaccinations for People Working and Living in Prisons (Vaccine Trained Staff)
Increase your vaccination knowledge
This two-week course will help you gain an understanding of why vaccines can help protect the health of those living or working in prisons and those around them. What’s more, you’ll develop the skills to communicate about vaccines effectively.
This course has been developed by the European Consortium RISE-Vac who works to protect the health of those in prisons by increasing vaccine literacy.
Understand the importance of vaccination in prisons
You’ll start the course with an introduction to why infectious diseases are particularly important in the prison context. You’ll also examine what the main risk factors are before and during incarceration.
Next, you’ll examine the most relevant vaccine preventable diseases for people living and working in prisons.
Improve your conversations about vaccines
Finally, you’ll learn how you can effectively communicate about vaccinations. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to have quality conversations about vaccination with people living in prison as well as your friends and family. You’ll also discover how to address common perceptions of people living in prison toward vaccination.
By the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge about vaccination in prison that you need to provide best care in this setting.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Develop understanding of vaccine preventable diseases which are most common in prisons
- Apply examples to real-life conversations with people living in prison to hold conversations on vaccinations
- Explore why the prison context can make people working and living in prison more vulnerable to infectious diseases, and how vaccines can help mitigate this risk
- Engage in discussions and conversations on vaccines confidently
- Identify common attitude roots relating to vaccination and address these appropriately
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for staff working in prisons who already have prior knowledge about vaccination.
Who developed the course?
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is responsible for planning, preventing and responding to external health threats by providing intellectual, scientific and operational leadership at national and local level, as well as on the global stage. UKHSA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.
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