Timely education and resources are essential for both new and existing vaccine providers to immunize safely and competently. The complete BCCDC immunization competency course is routinely recommended for all new vaccine providers. In the context of the global pandemic, an expedited immunization competency education process is available for those who will be administering COVID-19 vaccines only so vaccines can be administered in a timely manner.
Nurses (RNs, RPNs, LPNs): nurses may administer COVID-19 vaccines under an order or without an order (autonomous practice).
Nurses immunizing for COVID-19 without an order:
Nurses immunizing for COVID-19 with an order do not require additional education.