COVID-19 is still wreaking havoc worldwide despite massive vaccination campaigns and various levels of lockdown since the start of the pandemic more than a year ago. Vaccinating against the Coronavirus remains a priority to curb the spread of the virus and establish herd immunity. This will relieve the burden currently placed on healthcare systems. Up to date South Africa has managed to vaccinate just over 2 million individuals, less than 4% of our population and falling extremely behind our target for reaching herd immunity (between 60-70% vaccinated). Nothwithstanding the more than 400 active vaccination sites established across the country, there is still a dire need to upscale the vaccination campaign and to rapidly and effectively set up more sites to assist with the required target.
In response to this, Foundation for Professional Development, a registered higher education institution, in partnership with the leading healthcare organisation, Right to Care, and the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, have developed an interactive course to equip essential role players with the necessary knowledge, tools and problem-solving capabilities to rapidly set up an ideal vaccination centre.
This is an interactive, comprehensive eLearning course with a minimum completion duration of 8 hours.
On completion of the course, a participant will be able to:
Module 1: Introduction to setting up an ideal Vaccination site
Module 2: Planning an ideal COVID-19 vaccination site
Module 3: Organisation of the Ideal vaccination site
Module 4: Vaccine supply and compliance at a COVID-19 vaccination site
Multiple choice questionnaire after each module. Participants will be required to obtain a cumulative average of 50% to qualify for their certificate of completion.
FPD will award successful participants with a certificate of completion of this course.
Funding was made possible by the generous support of the American people from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID through Right to Care, a leading regional health system strengthening organisation).
For more information please contact
School of Health Science
Tel: 012 110 4080/ 087 821 1109