For those new to influenza immunizations as well as those who want in-depth information on the disease and/or vaccines.
Purpose: To learn or refresh knowledge regarding influenza disease, influenza vaccines and practice considerations. While the complete BCCDC Immunization Competency Course is recommended for all new vaccine providers, this course has been adapted to be a more comprehensive competency course, based on the Immunization Competencies for BC Health Professionals (an adaptation of the Public Health Agency of Canada Immunization Competencies), for new immunizers who will be providing influenza vaccines only. For Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), this course meets the BCCNM's additional education requirement (condition) for LPNs to autonomously administer influenza vaccines.
Intended Audience: Any interested immunizer (PHNs, Pharmacists, Physicians, Naturopathic Physicians, Midwives, LPNs, RNs, RPNs, OHNs, Travel Nurses, Vaccine Trial Nurses) as well as interested health care students.
Availability: The revised course "Influenza Immunization Competency Course: Foundations of Influenza Disease & Vaccines" is available on LearningHub.
Website: PHSA LearningHub
Anticipated Length: 3.5 hrs