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 nurse 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 adaptation of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) immunization competencies.
For LPNs, the BCCDC COVID-19 Immunization Competency Course meets the BCCNM’s additional education requirement (condition) for LPNs to autonomously administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
Intended Audience: Nurses (RNs, RPNs, LPNs)
The BCCDC COVID-19 Immunization Competency Course for Nurses consists of two components: