MVEC immunising children and infants webinar

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Welcome to MVEC’s immunising children and infant’s webinar.

With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for ages 5-11 years scheduled to begin in early 2022, and vaccine clinical trials currently underway for children less than 5 years, it is important to upskill Victoria’s hub COVID-19 vaccine workforce. This specialised workforce have an established knowledge base on the fundamentals of immunisation, however to date experience has been limited to delivering vaccines to the adult population (> 12 years).

The aim of this webinar is to provide a theoretical overview of delivering vaccines to the paediatric population. Key considerations for immunising a paediatric population include:

  • age-appropriate positioning for safe vaccination
  • distraction tools for different age groups
  • communication and consent
  • recognition of AEFI and how they may present in a paediatric population
  • required documentation
  • identifying anatomical landmarks and correct sites for injection in infants and children (anterolateral thigh and the deltoid)
  • strategies to manage difficult immunisation encounters.

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A recording of this webinar can be accessed via the course content below.

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  • 1 eLearning
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate