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Required VFC Training

About the Training Modules

The CDC and Oregon Vaccines for Children (VFC) program requires that key immunization staff (including the VFC coordinator and back-up) from every VFC clinic take the trainings listed below. Please contact our VFC help line at 971-673-4VFC if you need assistance or confirmation of trainings already completed.

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for a smooth training experience

Web Platform: Oregon VFC and the CDC use different hosting platforms, so the process for registering will be different. Both require you to register at your first visit and then use a username and password for return visits.

Time commitment: Each Oregon VFC module takes roughly 20-30 minutes to complete. CDC modules are longer, taking about 45-60 min to complete. Please allow enough time to complete your chosen module(s) in its entirety.

CME Credits: Only the CDC trainings offer the option for CME credit. Please follow the instructions listed on the CDC webpage for collecting those credits and printing your certificate.

Printing your certificate: Remember to print (or save electronically) the certificate of completion at the end of each module. If printing a paper copy, set your printer orientation to landscape for best results.

Technical support: If you encounter technical issues, please consult your IT department for possible system or firewall incompatibilities. If this doesn’t resolve your problem, call us at 971-673-4832 and we will do our best to help troubleshoot.

Required every one year

Your VFC coordinator and back-up coordinator must take this VFC program overview training every year. Completion is required for VFC recertification.

Oregon VFC Overview and Self-Assessment

Course time: 35 minutes

Overview: Participation in the VFC program requires commitment and hard work. This training module covers VFC program requirements and lets you assess your clinic's overall compliance. Start module 

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Required every two  years

At least two immunization staff must take training that covers preparing vaccine, administering vaccine, and storing vaccine.
Starting January 2020, staff are able to choose whether to take the three Oregon created trainings OR two CDC trainings. Those who take the CDC trainings are eligible for continuing education credits (CEs). Certificates of completion of either training will be requested at your next VFC site visit.

Option 1

Oregon VFC Trainings

1) Preparing Vaccines

Covers Preparing and Administering Vaccines
Course time: 25 minutes
Overview: Errors during vaccine preparation are a serious matter. This training module teaches you some commonsense ways to improve your practice.
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2) Administering Vaccines

Course time: 20 minutes
Overview: Vaccine route varies by manufacturer. This training module covers four of the most common types.
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3) Storing Vaccines

Course time: 30 minutes
Overview: Proper vaccine storage is essential to an effective immunization practice. This training module will show you some of the "best practices" related to vaccine storage and documentation.
Start module

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Option 2

CDC VFC Trainings

1) Vaccine Administration

Course time:45-60 minutes
Overview: This training covers both preparing and administering vaccine. It highlights common mistakes and is designed to train providers to avoid administration errors by applying the “Rights of Medication Administration” to each encounter when vaccines are administered.
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2) Vaccine Storage and Handling

Course time: 45-60 minutes
Overview: Proper vaccine storage is essential to an effective immunization practice. This training module will show you some of the "best practices" related to vaccine storage and documentation
Start Module

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