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Pandemic Immunizers: Midwives (Retired)

Welcome to the COVID-19 Pandemic Immunization Certification course for Retired Midwives! Completing this education will prepare you to provide COVID-19 vaccines in Island Health.

Before providing COVID-19 vaccine immunizations, all Midwives are required to meet the education outlined in the Provincial Health Officer Order: Regulated and Unregulated Health Professionals SARS-CoV-2 Immunization Order – March 24, 2021.

Note: Unregulated Midwives (students and those retired >3 years) "must be supervised by a registrant who is authorized under a health profession regulation, and competent, to perform the Immunization Activity" to meet the Provincial Health Officer (PHO orders). You will have onsite supervision at each of your immunization clinic shifts.

Next Steps:

  1. Refer to the BC Immunization Manual for the best practice guidelines to direct the provision of immunization services, with a particular focus on Part 3 - Management of Anaphylaxis in a Non-Hospital Setting and the COVID-19 vaccine specific resources contained in Part 4 – Biological Products :

  2. Complete the courses in this curriculum (Click on Enroll in Curriculum button on top left of this page).

  3. Print the following:

  4. Demonstrate your skills and competency with the immunization evaluator at your first shift, using the BCCDC COVID-19 Immunization Skills Checklist
  5. Learning Outcomes/Expectations:

    • All immunizers are able to safely administer COVID-19 vaccines.
    • All immunization staff are able to discuss concerns, misconceptions and questions that clients may have (e.g., issues that clients raise during the consent process).
    • All Immunization staff are competent to manage intended and unintended outcomes.

Retired Midwives who will be providing COVID-19 vaccines in Island Health.

5 hrs 30 mins

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