MCD Public Health

Community Health Worker (CHW) COVID-19 Vaccine Basics

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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Time to Start

3-5 minutes


2.00 hours


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This training provides up-to-date, trustworthy information and recourses to support community health workers across the United States about COVID-19 vaccines.

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What You'll Learn

The CHW Vaccines Basics Online Training Module covers:

  • Description of COVID-19 vaccines currently available and about how they work.
  • Frequently asked questions, myths and facts, including misinformation and disinformation.
  • Vaccine hesitancy and effective communication around vaccines.
  • Benefits, safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as potential allergic reactions.
  • Recommended schedule and phases of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.
  • How to prepare for and what to expect during and following a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
  • Where to find state, county or local health department information.

Competency Terms

Communicable Disease Control
Information Dissemination
Behavior Change
Cultural Influence on Policies, Programs, & Services
Public Health Science Skills

Related Occupations

Behavioral Health Professional
Community Health Worker
Health Educator
Health Officer
Home Health Worker
Other - Schools
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Registered Nurse - Community Health Nurse
Social Worker
Student - Professional & Scientific

Related Job Tasks

Inform, educate, and empower people about health concerns
Provide education to the public
Link clients to needed personal health services and ensure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
Meet with clients for purposes other than delivering direct health services