LGUs can partner with the Department of Health in conducting COVID-19 vaccination training for health workers.
The Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) concluded another vaccination training for health workers for the forthcoming COVID-19 vaccines which is due to arrive on the last month of the first quarter this year.
All health workers involved in the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination must have adequate knowledge and skills for them to ensure a safe and efficient vaccine administration once the vaccines will be distributed at the local level.
Health workers play critical roles in the proper vaccine storage, handling, preparation, and administration, and they must be prepared to answer vaccine recipients’ questions and concerns in the field.
The Short Course Training on COVID-19 Vaccination for health workers was developed for frontline health workers which consists of several modules including video lectures and downloadable presentations. Updates and timely information about vaccine selection, evaluation, procurement and deployment were also discussed.
The training also served as a platform to clarify and discuss the questions surrounding vaccines.
The regional office started the scheduled on-line trainings last month which were attended by various provincial and municipal health officers, rural health physicians, national immunization program coordinators, supply and logistics officers, and local epidemiology and surveillance officers, health promotion officers, information officers including Department of Education personnel.