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COVID-19 Immunization Competency Course for Non-Nursing Health Professionals

Purpose: While the complete BCCDC Immunization Competency Course is recommended for all new vaccine providers, it is recognized that in the context of the global pandemic, the need for an expedited immunization competency education process is essential to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in a timely manner (i.e., for those who will be providing COVID-19 vaccines only). As such, this course has been developed to equip new immunizers with the knowledge necessary to provide safe and effective COVID-19 immunization based on the Immunization Competencies for BC Health Professionals which are an adaption of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) immunization competencies.

Intended Audience: New vaccine providers involved in the COVID-19 Immunization Program

Website: PHSA LearningHub

The BCCDC COVID-19 Immunization Competency Course consists of two components: 
  1. The online COVID-19 Immunization Competency Course for Non-Nursing Professionals
  2. The COVID-19 Immunization Skills Checklist (those involved in COVID-19 immunization activities will have their competencies reviewed using the BCCDC COVID-19 Immunization Skills Checklist by the immunization employer). 
For additional information regarding the Immunization Activities each health professional group are authorized to perform, the limitations they have, and the mandatory training they must complete prior to performing the Immunization Activity, go to “Appendix A: Immunization Activity, Limitations and Mandatory Training” in the Regulated and Unregulated Health Professionals SARS-CoV-2 Immunization Order and Emergency Medical Assistants SARS-CoV-2 Immunization Order.

SOURCE: COVID-19 Immunization Competency Course for Non-Nursing Health Professionals ( )
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