Prison Health: Vaccinations for People Working and Living in Prisons (Non-Vaccine Trained Staff)
Increase your knowledge about vaccination
This two-week course will help you gain an understanding of vaccines and why they can help protect the health of those living or working in prisons and those around them.
The content of this course is the same as for vaccine-trained staff, but has additional information for you to refer to.
This course has been developed by the European Consortium RISE-Vac who works to protect the health of those in prisons by promoting vaccine literacy and improving access to vaccination.
Delve into vaccination in prison
You’ll learn why infectious diseases are particularly important in the prison context and 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 explore effective communication in relation to vaccines so that you can have quality conversations about vaccination with people living in prison and your friends and family. You’ll understand how to address common perceptions of people living in prison towards vaccination and learn 10 key facts about vaccination.
By the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge about vaccination in prison that you need to help you make informed decisions about vaccination and the skills to communicate about vaccination effectively to others.
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 have not received training 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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