SEKI recommends the following training courses:
This EQIPP course is designed to identify immunisation rates in your practice, uncover barriers to immunisation delivery systems, and provide techniques to overcome those barriers through the use of clear aims that reflect expert principles and proven quality improvement methods and tools.
Challenging Cases, Vaccine Hesitancy
Parents often have questions and concerns about vaccines and they look to pediatricians and other medical professionals for answers. Yet 87% of physicians have encountered parents who have refused a vaccine for their child. How can you better understand and address common parental concerns? This course provides strategies to promote vaccine confidence in vaccine-hesitant parents in a time efficient but effective manner, including case studies on infant vaccination and MMR vaccination.
Immunization Strategies & Practices [eBook]
Parents who are hesitant to vaccinate their children may express interest in delaying routine immunisations or seek exemptions from state vaccine mandates. Opting out of vaccines leaves certain hotspots most vulnerable for outbreaks. Learn what you can do in this age of social media to implement strategies that counter misinformation and gain parental trust on vaccine safety issues.
Adolescent Immunisation Course Series
Adolescent Immunisations: Office Strategies delivers effective tactics that boost immunisation rates. It educates about implementing prompts, describes cost-effective ways to bring adolescents into the office, explains what pediatric practices need to do prior to adopting standing orders for adolescent immunisations, and provides methods to manage conversations with parents.
Advanced Course of Vaccinology
ADVAC is an annual two-week training programme for decision-makers, including academia, industry, governmental and non-governmental agencies. The Course aims to facilitate critical decision-making in vaccinology by providing participants with a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of vaccinology (immunology, vaccine development, clinical trials, regulatory processes, vaccine-specific issues including new vaccines, vaccination strategies and policies, programme implementation, humanitarian emergencies, social, economic, political and ethical issues, financing, and communications
American Pharmacists Organization
Pharmacy-Based Immunisation Delivery Certificate
APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunisation Delivery certificate training program is based on national educational standards for immunisation training from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health. The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunisation services to patients across the life span
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
ECDC training is accessible through the ECDC Virtual Academy as a regularly updated catalogue of training activities categorised in three areas:
- Open: training activities open to any individual participant, mainly e-learning courses.
- Restricted: training activities with a limited number of seats allocated following a selection procedure, run by ECDC in consultation with the National Focal Points for Training. These activities include short courses, summer school, seminars, simulation exercises, workshops and exchange of experts.
- Fellowship: curricular modules for the participants of the Fellowship programme. Attendance is for the EPIET and EUPHEM fellows but the materials of the courses are available.
The access to the Training extranet is through nomination, by the National focal points for Training in the relevant country
Harvard Medical School
HMX Pro Immunology
Viral infections are responsible for many human diseases, from common diseases like the flu to emerging infections such as Zika virus and SARS-CoV-2. Understanding how the immune system works to prevent and remove viral infections is essential for anyone working to develop or distribute vaccines that can protect against these diseases.
HMX Pro Immunology – Vaccines and Viral Immunology offers a unique way for professionals to learn from leading Harvard Medical School faculty about cutting-edge developments in the creation of vaccines to protect against viral infections.
Johns Hopkins University
Vaccine Development and Application
The JHU Course "Vaccine Developments and Application" reviews the processes used to evaluate all aspects of vaccine development and the use of immunisations for disease prevention. Emphasizes in-depth understanding of vaccines successfully introduced into routine immunisation schedules. Discusses procedures and oversight at each step in the process, including post-licensure policy making and monitoring for safety and effectiveness.
COVID-19 Vaccination Training
The purpose of the JHU COVID-19 Vaccination Training is to educate individuals preparing to participate in COVID-19 vaccination programs.
International Pediatric Association
Vaccine Trust Project
The Vaccine Trust Project was created by IPA with UNICEF to improve the training of trainers (ToT) and the education of paediatricians around the world. It has the following Course Modules:
Module 1 | Infodemiology
Module 2 | Behavioral Science behind Vaccine Acceptance Interventions
Module 3 | Interpersonal Communication
Module 4 | Social Media Engagement
Module 5 | Dealing with Vocal Vaccine Deniers
Module 6 | Interacting with Media
Module 7 | Building Vaccine Value - Advocacy & Messaging to Effect Change
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Immunisation Administration Certificate
A comprehensive understanding of how to safely deliver immunisations and carry out related tasks not only results in safe patient care, but it addresses the public health need to protect communities from the spread of disease. The Immunisation Administration Assessment-Based Certificate requires completion of a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program. Earning this certificate demonstrates your advanced skills and commitment to patient and community care by minimizing the spread of disease in your community, especially as vaccines are delivered in massive quantities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Complete the Immunisation Administration Certificate to demonstrate your competency in:
- Understanding immunisation schedules
- Proper management and storage of immunisation supplies and vaccine doses in your pharmacy
- Safe delivery of immunisations directly to patients
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies to protect health care workers and patients.
Circo de Quadros Vaccinology Course (In Spanish)
The Sabin Vaccine Institute plans and coordinates a five-day vaccinology training course for immunisation stakeholders from Latin American and Caribbean countries. Together with leading experts in the field of vaccinology, Sabin aims to familiarise participants with current global and regional immunisation policies and technical guidelines, as well as with effective communication strategies. Leaders in the field discuss the fundamentals of vaccinology, current vaccine recommendations, issues surrounding immunisation campaigns, and successful strategies and funding mechanisms. Participants are able to utilise this information and skills learned during the training to improve vaccination coverage within their own countries. More than 280 participants from 18 countries have had the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading experts on vaccinology.
You Call the Shots
You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary.
Current Issues in Immunisation Webinar (CIW)
Immunisation Webinars are 1-hour presentations with question and answer sessions to reinforce presentation content. Internet access is needed to participate. These presentations, collectively titled “Current Issues in Immunisation,” are scheduled 4 to 5 times per year. Specific topic(s) will be announced prior to each occurrence. Each presentation is presented by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) and designed to provide clinicians with the most up-to-date information on immunisation.
Immunisation Courses: Webcasts and Self Study
CDC has created a new, web-on-demand, self-paced module for healthcare providers who will be administering COVID-19 vaccine. This module will provide healthcare providers with information about COVID-19 vaccine Emergency Use Authorization and safety, as well as general information about vaccine storage, handling, administration, and reporting.
Vaccine Safety Training
This course introduces participants to the foundations of vaccine pharmacovigilance. The aim of this course is to provide healthcare professionals whose work involve vaccine safety issues, with essential knowledge about vaccines and their safety aspects. These professionals can include nurses, midwives, community health workers, as well as pharmacists, medical doctors and immunization programme or vaccine safety communication officers.
COVID-19 vaccination training for health workers
All health workers involved in implementation of COVID-19 vaccination need to have adequate knowledge and skills in order to ensure safe and efficient COVID-19 vaccine administration. The COVID-19 vaccination training for health workers package is developed for frontline health workers in countries. The package, developed in collaboration with UNICEF, consists of 6 modules, which include video lectures, quizzes, job aids, interactive exercises and downloadable presentations with the available information.