Learning Outcomes for Study Session 7

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

  • 7.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.5)
  • 7.2  Explain how to keep vaccines safe and maintain their quality, including the correct practices for using multi-dose vials. (SAQs 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4)
  • 7.3  Describe how to deliver safe injections in immunization sessions, how to treat mild vaccine reactions, and how to avoid adverse events due to programme errors in your immunization service. (SAQs 7.2 and 7.4)
  • 7.4  Identify clients with contraindications to immunization and describe the appropriate actions to take if adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) occur. (SAQs 7.3 and 7.4)
  • 7.5  Describe the equipment and methods used for safe waste disposal during and after immunization sessions. (SAQs 7.2 and 7.5)

Study Session 7  Immunization Safety

7.1  Importance of immunization safety