Immunization: You Call the Shots Module One: General Recommendations on Immunization (Web-based)
Course Number: WB1770
This module, Understanding the Basics: General Recommendations, is the first module in a series of modules of basic immunization training. This is an interactive web-based course that will be available free of charge on the NIP website. Go to http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/youcalltheshots.htm to access the program.
This series is designed to provide key immunization knowledge in a basic step-by-step manner. It is useful as an introduction to the field of immunization for new providers, or nursing and medical students. It is also useful as a comprehensive refresher for more experienced providers.
In addition to the course content, the self-paced program includes a number of features to facilitate learning including: learning opportunities, practice questions, resource and reference materials and an extensive glossary. The program typically takes between 1 and 2 hours to complete.
Module One covers basic information about antigens, antibodies and passive and active immunity. It also explains the Seven General Rules on Immunization.
TARGET AUDIENCE: The intended audience for this module is: nurses, nursing students, medical assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy students and other health professionals who provide immunizations. The target audience also includes physicians, health educators, immunization program managers, Department of Defense paraprofessionals, and other healthcare providers working in private offices, hospitals, and public health settings.
PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge of biology and immunization