Addressing vaccine hesitancy and refusal among families continues to be a significant challenge for many practicing physicians. Engaging and addressing both persistent myths and thoughtful questions regarding safety and efficacy of vaccines in the context of a busy practice requires skills and resources. Below are training materials about vaccine safety communication.
1. Online Case Format
The following cases are designed to present real-life scenarios of vaccine safety communication. Trainees are asked a series of questions and provided with immediate feedback for their responses. Most cases have video clips embedded to demonstrate effective vaccine safety communication. (Videos provided by AAP California Chapter 4). Modules are available for Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine. A pre- and post-test allow learners to evaluate their progress.
The modules are prepared using Captivate. Program administrators can track performance measures of the participants when linked to a learning management system. They can also update the modules as desired. To receive copies of the files or tailor them for your program, please contact the AAP Immunization Program.
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