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Additional Trainings

All vaccine providers can access national training opportunities on immunization, some of which provide continuing education credit. Below is a list of some of the best resources for immunization education for clinicians.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosts an extensive series of educational opportunities on the Education and Training external link section of its webpage. You can search for courses and sign up for continuing education credits on the TCEO site. Important courses for immunization include:
    • Immunization Update: This course is updated annually and provides the most up-to-date information on the field of immunizations.
    • Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: This course and its corresponding textbook are updated annually. The textbook is often referred to as the Pink Book.
    • Immunization You Call the Shots: This course contains 10 online modules that provide key information in a step-by-step manner. Viewing the Vaccine Storage and Handling and Vaccines for Children modules meet the CDC Vaccine Educational Requirements for the Vaccine Coordinator and backup.
    • Adult Immunizations: This course provides current adult immunization recommendations and frequently asked questions.
    • The Immunization Encounter: Critical Issues: This course addresses issues related to patient education, vaccine storage and handling, screening for contraindications and more.
  • Health care providers also can earn continuing education credits by reading almost any recent edition of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and completing a short quiz. Find a list of available activities here.
  • The Immunization Action Coalition hosts a webpage with links to continuing education opportunities external link from organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics, the California Distance Learning Health Network and others.
  • The Immunization Branch strongly encourages health care facilities to incorporate vaccine education into an annual event for staff. This document (PDF, 495 KB) highlights our training recommendations for your staff, and provides a training roster.