About the Training Modules
The CDC and the Oregon state-supplied vaccine program requires that key immunization staff (including the vaccine coordinator and back-up) from every VFC or VAP* clinic take the trainings listed below. Please contact our Oregon Provider Help Desk at
1-800-980-9431 if you need assistance or confirmation of trainings already completed.
* NOTE For VAP Providers: The trainings listed below reference VFC, however both VAP and VFC must complete required trainings (the majority of VFC trainings and materials are applicable for both).
for a smooth training experience
Web Platform: Oregon VFC/VAP 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/VAP 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 1-800-980-9431 and we will do our best to help troubleshoot.
Required every one
Your program coordinator and back-up coordinator must take the VFC/VAP program overview training every year. Completion is required to receive vaccines from the Oregon Immunization Program and for VFC/VAP recertification.
Oregon VFC/VAP Overview and Self-Assessment
Course time: 35 minutes
Overview: Participation in the VFC or VAP program requires commitment and hard work. This training module covers program requirements and lets you assess your clinic's overall compliance. Start module
Required every two years
At least two immunization staff must take training that covers
administering vaccine, and
The CDC trainings are eligible for continuing education credits (CEs). Certificates of completion of the trainings will be requested at your next VFC/VAP site visit.
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.
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