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 is available to health care providers who will be administering COVID-19 vaccine to those 5-11 years of age.
This course is a two-part course:
Part 1 provides an overview of general principles for immunizing children 5-11 years of age which includes: An overview of the informed consent process, immunization communication, landmarking for IM deltoid administration, reducing immunization injection pain strategies and resources, how to position a child during immunization, recognizing fear/anxiety and fainting, how to distinguish between anaphylaxis/fainting/anxiety.
A certificate for this course will be generated upon successful completion of Part 1, Part 2 and the knowledge check.
Intended Audience: New vaccine providers involved in the COVID-19 Immunization Program and any other COVID-19 vaccine provider in BC.