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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. 


Our list of favorite educational content providers is growing steadily – stay tuned as we are reviewing and adding content continuously. Examples of trust-worthy vaccine education providers can be found below (in alphabetical order):

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. 

Adolescent Immunisation Course

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.

Pharmacy-based Immunization 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.


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.
Training Extranet

The access to the Training Extranet is through nomination, by the National Focal Points for Training in the relevant country.

Infectious Diseases Preparedness

ECDC pilots micro learning on Infectious Diseases Preparedness, the entry level to a large portfolio of learning opportunities 

This micro-learning course, ‘Introduction to Infectious Disease Preparedness’, aims at outlining the preparedness cycle as applied to infectious diseases. 

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.

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.

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

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. 

"Train the trainers” video

IMMUNION partner University of Antwerp hosted a Train the Trainers session with the goal of improving vaccine confidence, with a focus on knowledge and communication about vaccines. This 3 h training provides information on the role of the healthcare professional in the vaccination process, vaccine hesitancy in Europe, and ways to improve health and vaccine literacy. It also contains an extended module on communication about vaccines, introducing techniques such as motivational interviewing, pre- and debunking of misinformation. The final part provides tips and tricks for teaching. You will find tags for each of these sections in the video’s description.You can also read the Background Document where you will find the “why” behind this training session and the Final Report.

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.


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