MCD Public Health

Community Health Worker 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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Overview of COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine hesitancy and effective communication around vaccines, benefits, safety, effectiveness of the vaccines, and more.

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What You'll Learn

  • 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
Communication Skills
Community Input
Information Dissemination
Public Health Science Skills
Foundation of Public Health
Application of Public Health Sciences

Related Occupations

Community Health Worker
Health Educator
Home Health Worker
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Registered Nurse - Community Health Nurse

Related Job Tasks

Assess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets
Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population