Learning Outcomes for Study Session 4

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

  • 4.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 4.1 and 4.3)
  • 4.2  Summarise the standard precautions to minimise the risk of infection or injury when handling vaccines, diluents and injection equipment. (SAQs 4.2 and 4.3)
  • 4.3  Describe how to reconstitute BCG and measles vaccines with the correct diluent before administration. (SAQs 4.1 and 4.3)
  • 4.4  Describe the correct route of administration for each of the injectable EPI vaccines. (SAQs 4.1 and 4.3)
  • 4.5  Describe the correct preparation and administration of oral polio vaccine (OPV). (SAQ 4.5)

Study Session 4  Vaccine Preparation and Administration Routes of the EPI Vaccines

4.1  Preparing to give injectable vaccines