COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

This page contains generic documents relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme. 


Vaccine Bulletin

As the COVID-19 vaccine bulletin is time critical, only the most recent document will be available on the Derbyshire Medicines Management website to avoid the risk of out of date versions being accessed.

COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin
Date published

COVID-19 vaccination support bulletin - Issue 7

4th March 2021
NHSE & NHSI COVID-19 Vaccination Support Bulletin  

COVID-19 vaccination support bulletin - Issue 6

1st March 2021


National Contacts List

National Contacts List
Key Contacts for COVID vaccination sites Key contacts for supply, ordering & delivery support, consumables, PPE and IT services
Key Contacts for Community Pharmacy sites Key contacts for operational issues, consumables and IT queries


Vaccination Programme guidance

PHE COVID-19: vaccination programme guidance for health care practitioners

NHSE COVID-19 vaccination programme (includes trust guidance, primary care guidance, equipment and consumables and links  to other organisation vaccine information)

Using appropriate legal mechanisms for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines

Local position statement on priority groups

JUCD Community Representative Communication Toolkit

Publication Date published
Good governance guidance when handling multiple COVID-19 vaccines  2 March 2021
COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a

Updated 12 February 2021

COVID-19: vaccination programme (guidance, training resources, consent forms and letters, leaflets and posters, protocols and PGDs and programme documents)

Updated 15 January 2021

Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI (See local statement above)

30 December 2020

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically vulnerable from COVID-19 

12 February 2021

Vaccinating individuals with COVID-19 or with a history of COVID-19

31 December 2020

Instruction on timing of second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations

11 January 2021

Record Retention Patient Specific Directive (PSD), Patient Group Directions (PGD) and National Protocol

22 January 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine immediate use position statement

27 January 2021

Update on needles and syringes procured for the COVID-19 vaccination programme

02 February 2021

Reporting suspected COVID-19 vaccine side effects, and potential product defects or counterfeit products

16 February 2021

Indemnity arrangements for the COVID-19 vaccination programme

NHS Resolution - Claims management 

23 December 2020

18 January 2021

Advice for pharmacy professionals on giving COVID-19 vaccine legally

26 January 2021

Giving vaccines legally: mechanisms and application (Advice for each healthcare professional group)

26 January 2021
Transfer of vaccines

Mutual Aid and the transfer of COVID-19 vaccines between Hospital Hubs, Vaccination Centres and Local Vaccination Services

22 January 2021

Annex A Request for Mutual Aid and movement of vaccine

22 January 2021

Midlands Region COVID-19 Vaccine Transfer Request Process

Updated 26 February 2021

Midlands Region COVID-19 Vaccine Transfer Request Form

Updated 26 February 2021
Record keeping

Register to use the Insights Platform from NHS England and NHS Improvement


YouTube - Outcomes 4 health/Pinnacle


Professional guidance on the safe and secure handling of medicines

December 2018

Management of anaphylaxis in the vaccination setting

December 2020
National Link for Reporting Anaphylaxis  March 2021
Allergy Decision Tool  February 2021
Vaccine Incident Guidance - Responding to errors in vaccine storage, handling and administration

Vaccine incident guidance responding to vaccine errors

22 January 2020

NHSE&I Management of COVID-19 vaccination clinical incidents and enquiries

Locally adapted Management of COVID-19 vaccination clinical incidents and enquiries

18 December 2020

Incomplete dose from vaccine leakage at the injection site February 2021

MHRA Jan 2021 - COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca): current advice

Recent advice from the MHRA on the COVID-19 vaccines authorised for use in the UK, including advice for people with allergies an for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Further information is also included on reporting potential defects. (Page 9)

26 January 2021

Locally adapted COVID-19 vaccination incident management process

Local COVID-19 vaccine incident reporting proforma guidance/template

 February 2021
Cold Chain Storage

Policy for maintaining the vaccine cold chain primary care

18 December 2020

Guides to support best practice for use of fridges and cool boxes in the vaccine cold chain

23 December 2020

Storing COVID-19 vaccines in the fridge: best practice

Updated 29 January 2021

Using Nomad Cool boxes for vaccine storage

24 December 2020

Vaccine in Cool Box Temperature Monitoring Sheet

21 January 2021
Workforce and training
Checklist for Pharmaceutical Oversight when using Multiple COVID-19 Vaccines 18 February 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination programme

Updated 15 January 2021

E-learning for Healthcare

Vaccinator training requirements


COVID-19 Vaccinator competency assessment tool

Vaccinator training log

8 December 2020

Future NHS Collaboration Platform (will need to register for account)

Business Continuity  

Business Continuity checklist in relation to safe and secure handling of vaccines

(for embedding in to local site plans)

December 2020


Derby and Derbyshire CCG

Derby and Derbyshire CCG

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